Vettel takes pole position in Monte Carlo
Sebastian Vettel's fifth pole position in the sixth race in 2011Sebastian 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.
Mighty impact by Sergio Perez out of the Monte Carlo tunnelThe 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
1Sebastian VettelGermanRed Bull1:15.6061:14.2771:13.556
3Mark WebberAustralianRed Bull1:16.0871:14.7421:14.019+0.463
10Sergio PerezMexicanSauber1:15.9181:15.482no time set
11Vitaly PetrovRussianLotus Renault1:16.3781:15.815+1.540
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
23Narain KarthikeyanIndianHispaniano time set
24Vitantonio LiuzziItalianHispaniano time set
- And the Winner Is...
- Hamilton or Button?
- Estimated Pecking Order for 2011
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