MAIDEN MONACO POLE FOR LUIS HAMILTON

Lewis Hamilton claimed his first Monaco pole position and his fifth of the season, beating team-mate Nico Rosberg by over three tenths of a second after the German made a mistake on his final run. Sebastian Vettel was third for Ferrari ahead of Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo. After the initial runs in Q3, Hamilton held an advantage of just over a tenth of a second over Rosberg, but when the pair when out for their final flying laps Rosberg, pushing to recover, locked up into turn one and his chance was gone. Hamilton improved on his first run to log a time of 1:15.098 and claim pole.

MONACO GP - QUALIFYING - 23.05.2015

 P.     DRIVER            TEAM         TIME       GAP  
 1. Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes AMG  1:15.098
 2. Nico Rosberg       Mercedes AMG  1:15.440  +  0.342
 3. Sebastian Vettel   Ferrari       1:15.849  +  0.751
 4. Daniel Ricciardo   Red Bull      1:16.041  +  0.943
 5. Daniil Kvyat       Red Bull      1:16.182  +  1.084
 6. Kimi Raikkonen     Ferrari       1:16.427  +  1.329
 7. Sergio Perez       Force India   1:16.808  +  1.710
 8. Carlos Sainz JR.** Toro Rosso    1:16.931  +  1.833
 9. Pastor Maldonado   Lotus         1:16.946  +  1.848
10. Max Verstappen     Toro Rosso    1:16.957  +  1.859
    Q2 Fastest time: Nico Rosberg 1:15.471             
11. Romain Grosjean*   Lotus         1:17.007  +  1.536
12. Jenson Button      McLaren       1:17.093  +  1.622
13. Nico Hulkenberg    Force India   1:17.193  +  1.722
14. Felipe Massa       Williams      1:17.278  +  1.807
15. Fernando Alonso    McLaren       1:26.632  + 11.161
    Q1 Fastest time: Nico Rosberg 1:16.528             
16. Felipe Nasr        Sauber        1:18.101  +  1.573
17. Valtteri Bottas    Williams      1:18.434  +  1.906
18. Marcus Ericsson    Sauber        1:18.515  +  1.985
19. Will Stevens       Manor         1:20.655  +  4.127
20. Roberto Merhi      Manor         1:20.904  +  4.376
    107% time: 1:21.885
 * 5 grid places
** start from pitlane