Lewis Hamilton cut an angry figure in the post-race press conference after seeing team-mate Nico Rosberg take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Rosberg had taken provisional pole position on the first runs but ran wide at Mirabeau and took to the escape road on his final flying lap, bringing out the yellow flags and ensuring Hamilton behind could not improve. While Hamilton stopped short of accusing his team-mate of going off deliberately, he was clearly unhappy when questioned after the session.

"It's ironic, I was a few tenths up, but it's OK," Hamilton said.

Asked if he felt he was on target to take pole, Hamilton replied: "I was on target."

And pressed on what would have happened if the yellow flags had not been brought out, he said: "I was on a pole lap, but I guess I should have done it earlier."

While Rosberg has provisional pole position, the stewards have confirmed that the incident which brought out the yellow flags is under investigation.

 

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