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GP Monaco, prove sabato–24/05/2014

Monaco GP: Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to pole despite error

Nico Rosberg claimed his second successive Monaco Grand Prix pole position despite going off on his final flying lap.

The German was the faster of the Mercedes duo on the first runs in the Q3 top 10 shootout, shading Lewis Hamilton by 59 thousandths of a second.

He then made a mistake on his final flier, locking up and sliding up the escape road at Mirabeau.

But as Hamilton, who was behind Rosberg on track, was slow in the middle sector of his final lap because of the resulting yellow flags, the Briton was unable to attempt to defeat Rosberg.

Daniel Ricciardo continued his strong weekend by beating Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel to third, with the Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen claiming the third row.

Jean-Eric Vergne qualified seventh after winning his personal battle with Monaco GP debutant Kevin Magnussen.

The second Toro Rosso driver, Daniil Kvyat, impressed by surviving a crash in Q1 at the chicane that ripped off his front wing by making it to Q3 in ninth, ending up ahead of Sergio Perez.

Jenson Button, winner in Monaco in 2009, was the biggest-name casualty in Q2, ending up 12th behind Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas was 13th, with Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado behind him as the Lotus team continued to have a difficult weekend.

Felipe Massa ended up only 16th after being unable to participate in Q2.

The Williams driver let Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson through at Mirabeau in the closing stages of Q1, but the Swede had to correct a rear-end slide under braking for the right-hander and hit Massa, who was holding a wide line.

Both cars nosed into the barrier and neither was able to get back to the pits, although Massa did get his car going again but then ground to a halt.

The tangle will be investigated by the stewards after the session.

This incident meant that the battle to avoid elimination in Q1 was interrupted and there were few late changes, with Sauber pairing Esteban Gutierrez and Adrian Sutil ending up 17th and 18th.

Marussia pairing Jules Bianchi and Max Chilton filled the 10th row, with the Caterhams of Kamui Kobayashi and Ericsson at the back.

The stewards are also investigating several cases of impeding from Q1, one involving Perez and Gutierrez and the other involving Maldonado and Kvyat.

Pos Driver                Team                  Time       Gap    
 1. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1m15.989s         
 2. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes              1m16.048s  +0.059s
 3. Daniel Ricciardo      Red Bull-Renault      1m16.384s  +0.395s
 4. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1m16.547s  +0.558s
 5. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1m16.686s  +0.697s
 6. Kimi Raikkonen        Ferrari               1m17.389s  +1.400s
 7. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Renault    1m17.540s  +1.551s
 8. Kevin Magnussen       McLaren-Mercedes      1m17.555s  +1.566s
 9. Daniil Kvyat          Toro Rosso-Renault    1m18.090s  +2.101s
10. Sergio Perez          Force India-Mercedes  1m18.327s  +2.338s
                          Q3 cut-off time:      1m17.755s  **     
11. Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes  1m17.846s  +1.492s
12. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1m17.988s  +1.634s
13. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault      1m18.082s  +1.728s
14. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault         1m18.196s  +1.842s
15. Pastor Maldonado      Lotus-Renault         1m18.356s  +2.002s
16. Felipe Massa          Williams-Renault                        
                          Q2 cut-off time:      1m18.616s*        
17. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari        1m18.741s  +1.184s
18. Adrian Sutil          Sauber-Ferrari        1m18.745s  +1.188s
19. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth     1m19.332s  +1.775s
20. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth     1m19.928s  +2.371s
21. Kamui Kobayashi       Caterham-Renault      1m20.133s  +2.576s
22. Marcus Ericsson       Caterham-Renault      1m21.732s  +4.175s
                                                                  
107 per cent time: 1m22.985s                                      
* Gap to fastest in Q1                                            
** Gap to fastest in Q2                  
Da Autosport.com


Monaco GP: Lewis Hamilton leads Daniel Ricciardo in practice three

Lewis Hamilton established himself as favourite for his fifth Formula 1 pole position of 2014 by topping Saturday morning practice in Monaco.

The Briton lagged 0.130 seconds behind Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the first part of the session, when all drivers were lapping on the slower soft-compound Pirellis.

But Hamilton was the first of the pair to head out on super-soft rubber for his qualifying simulation, doing so with 10 minutes to go.

By then, Red Bull pairing Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel had already jumped to first and second place respective on their option tyre runs.

The Australian was four tenths faster than Vettel, although the latter had looked set to improve on a later lap before being held up by having to pass Felipe Massa’s Williams at Rascasse.

Hamilton then went fastest with five minutes to go, albeit just half a tenth faster than Ricciardo, and appeared likely to improve again before locking up and straightlining the chicane.

Rosberg, who was the last driver to head out on super-softs, left his best lap until late in the session.

He looked set to retake top spot on his penultimate lap, setting the fastest time of all in sector one and then a personal best in sector two, but a slow final sector meant he ended up third behind Ricciardo, 0.116s slower than Hamilton.

Vettel held on to fourth place ahead of Fernando Alonso, the latter lapping just two hundredths of a second quicker than Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.

Force India opted to sit out the first part of the session and was the last to hit the track, with Sergio Perez ending up a strong seventh fastest ahead of team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.

Jean-Eric Vergne, who made visits to the run-off area at both Ste Devote and Mirabeau in the closing stages of the session, was ninth ahead of Toro Rosso team-mate and Monaco rookie Daniil Kvyat.

McLaren’s troubles continued, with Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button 11th and 12th, while Williams also disappointed with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa 13th and 14th.

Lotus struggled too, with Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado 16th and 18th, sandwiching Jules Bianchi’s Marussia, which showed impressive pace that potentially gives him the chance to challenge for a Q2 position.

Marcus Ericsson was slowest after a difficult session during which he visited the Ste Devote escape road, having to reverse onto the track, and also survived a brush with the barrier.

Pos Driver                Team                  Time       Gap     Laps
 1. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes              1m16.758s           27 
 2. Daniel Ricciardo      Red Bull-Renault      1m16.808s  +0.050s  26 
 3. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes              1m16.874s  +0.116s  24 
 4. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault      1m17.184s  +0.426s  23 
 5. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari               1m17.428s  +0.670s  22 
 6. Kimi Raikkonen        Ferrari               1m17.448s  +0.690s  24 
 7. Sergio Perez          Force India-Mercedes  1m17.725s  +0.967s  23 
 8. Nico Hulkenberg       Force India-Mercedes  1m18.074s  +1.316s  21 
 9. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso-Renault    1m18.136s  +1.378s  19 
10. Danil Kvyat           Toro Rosso-Renault    1m18.166s  +1.408s  26 
11. Kevin Magnussen       McLaren-Mercedes      1m18.249s  +1.491s  28 
12. Jenson Button         McLaren-Mercedes      1m18.262s  +1.504s  21 
13. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Renault      1m18.430s  +1.672s  31 
14. Felipe Massa          Williams-Renault      1m18.542s  +1.784s  30 
15. Adrian Sutil          Sauber-Ferrari        1m18.598s  +1.840s  24 
16. Romain Grosjean       Lotus-Renault         1m18.776s  +2.018s  26 
17. Jules Bianchi         Marussia-Cosworth     1m18.872s  +2.114s  23 
18. Pastor Maldonado      Lotus-Renault         1m19.118s  +2.360s  28 
19. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber-Ferrari        1m19.149s  +2.391s  28 
20. Kamui Kobayashi       Caterham-Renault      1m20.271s  +3.513s  32 
21. Max Chilton           Marussia-Cosworth     1m20.394s  +3.636s  25 
22. Marcus Ericsson       Caterham-Renault      1m20.589s  +3.831s  30 
Da Autosport.com

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