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Monte Carlo - Qualifying

By Franz Burgmann

Vettel takes pole position in Monte Carlo


Monte Carlo - Qualifying

Sebastian  Vettel's fifth pole position in the sixth race in 2011

Sebastian Vettel starts Sunday's race from pole position after setting the fastest time of the whole weekend. Jenson Button is second on the grid, 0.441 seconds behind Vettel and just 0.022 seconds in front of Mark Webber.
The final qualifying session being red-flagged after Sergio Perez's accident helped Michael Schumacher take fifth place on the grid, because Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg had to abandon their fast laps and could not continue where they left off after the restart.

Monte Carlo - Qualifying

Mighty impact by Sergio Perez out of the Monte Carlo tunnel

The qualifying in Monte Carlo was overshadowed by a heavy accident from Mexican Sergio Perez a couple of minutes before the end. After the accident he was transported to the medical center for further tests. His exact state is unknown at present
All drivers who participated in qualifying were able to stay within the 107 percent time of 1:20.471. Hispania  did not get their cars ready in time for qualifying, whether they can take place in Sunday's race the stewards will have to decide.
Qualifying - final results

Pos.DriverNat.TeamQ1Q2Q3Gap

1Sebastian VettelGermanRed Bull1:15.6061:14.2771:13.556

2Jenson ButtonBritishMcLaren1:15.3971:14.5451:13.997+0.441

3Mark WebberAustralianRed Bull1:16.0871:14.7421:14.019+0.463

4Fernando AlonsoSpanishFerrari1:16.0511:14.5691:14.483+0.927

5Michael SchumacherGermanMercedes1:16.0921:14.9811:14.682+1.126

6Felipe MassaBrazilianFerrari1:16.3091:14.6481:14.877+1.321

7Lewis HamiltonBritishMcLaren1:15.2071:14.2751:15.280+1.724

8Nico RosbergGermanMercedes1:15.8581:14.7411:15.766+2.210

9Pastor MaldonadoVenezuelanWilliams1:15.8191:15.5451:16.528+2.972

10Sergio PerezMexicanSauber1:15.9181:15.482no time set

11Vitaly PetrovRussianLotus Renault1:16.3781:15.815+1.540

12Rubens BarrichelloBrazilianWilliams1:16.8071:15.826+1.551

13Kamui KobayashiJapaneseSauber1:16.5131:15.973+1.698

14Paul di RestaScottishForce India1:16.8131:16.118+1.843

15Adrian SutilGermanForce India1:16.6001:16.121+1.846

16Nick HeidfeldGermanLotus Renault1:16.6811:16.214+1.939

17Paul di RestaScottishForce India1:16.813+1.606

18Heikki KovalainenFinnishTeam Lotus1:17.343+2.136

19Jarno TrulliItalianTeam Lotus1:17.381+2.174

20Jaime AlguersuariSpanishToro Rosso1:17.820+2.613

21Timo GlockGermanVirgin1:17.914+2.707

22Jerome D'AmbrosioBelgianVirgin1:18.736+3.529

23Narain KarthikeyanIndianHispaniano time set

24Vitantonio LiuzziItalianHispaniano time set




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