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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Motorsport: F1 Practice session report for #Monaco Grand Prix


Lewis Hamilton has claimed his first ever pole position in Monaco, edging out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton comfortably claimed pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix, as his Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate Nico Rosberg's qualifying challenge went awry and he had to settle for second.
The reigning world number one finally broke his Monaco starting grid  jinx by claiming pole position ahead of his Mercedes Benz teammate Nico Rosberg who pipped him to it two years ago.  Hamilton's time of one minute 15.098 seconds was enough to eke past Rosberg, with Ferarri's Sebastian Vettel following home in third.
The result gives Hamilton a huge advantage on this narrow track where overtaking is notoriously difficult.
It's looking likely that the reigning world champion would add to his impressive number  of victories already accumulated this season, as 10 of the last  11 winners had started on pole, the only driver who didn't start on pole but went on the win is ironically , Hamilton himself who came from third to win back In 2008.
The final results looks like this ;
QUALIFYING CLASSIFICATION: MONACO GRAND PRIX  
1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:15.098
2. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1:15.440
3. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 1:15.849
4. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull - Renault 1:16.041
5. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Red Bull - Renault 1:16.182
6. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1:16.427
7. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 1:16.808
8. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso - Renault 1:16.931
9. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Mercedes 1:16.946
10. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Toro Rosso - Renault 1:16.957
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11. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Mercedes 1:17.007 (will serve a five-place grid penalty after unscheduled gearbox change)
12. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1:17.093
13. Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 1:17.193
14. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 1:17.278
15. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 1:26.632
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16. Felipe Nasr (Brazil) Sauber - Ferrari 1:18.101
17. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 1:18.434
18. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber - Ferrari 1:18.513
19. Will Stevens (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari 1:20.655
20. Roberto Merhi (Spain) Marussia - Ferrari 1:20.904
All eyes would be at the circuit de Monaco to see if Lewis Hamilton can continue his blistering form, or if Nico Rosberg can pull a rabbit out of the hat. 
Till tomorrow .
Written by Chris Nonso

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