Australian continues leading form with last-gasp lap
15 May 2010

Last week's Spanish Grand Prix winner Mark Webber will start the Monaco Grand Prix from pole, after snatching the fastest time in the dying moments of qualifying.

The result means Red Bull remains unbeaten in qualifying in 2010 - but Webber had to dig deep to fend off a huge challenge from Renault's Robert Kubica.

Kubica looked like a strong favourite for a shock pole after continuing his fine practice form, and remains a contender for victory after sealing a front-row start.

Sebastian Vettel took third in the second Red Bull, Felipe Massa, who was Ferrari's only representative in the session following the practice crash that left Fernando Alonso on the sidelines with a damaged chassis.

McLaren had a disappointing session, with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button back in fifth and eighth, split by the Mercedes. Nico Rosberg beat Michael Schumacher.

Monaco F1 qualifying times

1. Webber (Red Bull-Renault) 1:13.8262. Kubica (Renault) 1:14.1203. Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) 1:14.2274. Massa (Ferrari) 1:14.2835. Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:14.4326. Rosberg (Mercedes) 1:14.5447. Schumacher (Mercedes) 1:14.5908. Button (McLaren-Mercedes) 1:14.6379. Barrichello (Williams-Cosworth) 1:14.90110. Liuzzi (Force India-Mercedes) 1:15.170

Q2

11. Hulkenberg (Williams-Cosworth) 1:15.31712. Sutil (Force India-Mercedes) 1:15.31813. Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:15.41314. Petrov (Renault) 1:15.57615. de la Rosa (Sauber-Ferrari) 1:15.69216. Kobayashi (Sauber-Ferrari) 1:15.99217. Alguersuari (Toro Rosso-Ferrari)1:16.176

Q1

18. Kovalainen (Lotus-Cosworth) 1:17.09419. Trulli (Lotus-Cosworth) 1:17.13420. Glock (Virgin-Cosworth) 1:17.37721. di Grassi (Virgin-Cosworth) 1:17.86422. Senna (HRT-Cosworth) 1:18.50923. Chandhok (HRT-Cosworth) 1:19.55924. Alonso (Ferrari) No time

All timing unofficial

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15 May 2010

Doesn't matter, it's such a mickey mouse race anyway,so what if Webber took pole,if it rains tomorrow the first corner decides it for the pole sitter,cynical yes, but it's true, but we only race at Monaco because it's historic background, it's royal connections, the Play boy's background and so on, we never hear Bernie complain about safety there or make threats fot things too happen, funny that?,eh?

Peter Cavellini.

15 May 2010

I know I am a total F1 nerd, but I love Monaco, I just enjoy watching an F1 car go around that place.

Weber pulled out a stunning lap, I thought Kubica had it wrapped up, its rather ominous that Red Bull are quick at Monaco a circuit that in theory they should be going less well at. The characteristics of the torquey renault engine seem to give all of the top 3 a high amount of confidence to really attack as well. I predict at least one incident caused by a HRT car tomorrow!

15 May 2010

Well done to weber should be a good race tomoro also am Delighted to see Robert Kubica do so good in the Renault hope he does well and gets on the podium tomoro . Poor Alonso do is going to have his work cut out stuck behind the 2 hrs the virgins and the lotuses and it ain,t exacatly the easiest track to pass on is it its very tight and short laps should be good do am looking forward to it .

15 May 2010

[quote FriendlyFisherman] I predict at least one incident caused by a HRT car tomorrow![/quote]

I didn't realise they could use hormone replacement therapy on racing cars , whatever next !

Well done Webber though , and well done to Rosberg for out-qualifying his No.2 again.(and wasn't his No.2 a gentleman today, letting other drivers past with such consideration.)

15 May 2010

I have seen 2 grand prixs and 5 premier league matches in the past 10 years, and was bored to tears on all accounts.

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15 May 2010

[quote Uncle Mellow] I didn't realise they could use hormone replacement therapy on racing cars , whatever next ! [/quote]

Inserts comedy drum roll ; )

[quote kcrally]I have seen 2 grand prixs and 5 premier league matches in the past 10 years, and was bored to tears on all accounts.
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Well don't watch it then. There is this device called a remote that allows you to watch something else. Give it a go.

15 May 2010

there are three sports which can't handle any critism, waste enormous amounts of money, and are shoved down our throats regardless of how we use the remotes. namely f1, football and the olympics.

www.KOOOLcr.com

 

15 May 2010

[quote kcrally]

there are three sports which can't handle any critism, waste enormous amounts of money, and are shoved down our throats regardless of how we use the remotes. namely f1, football and the olympics.

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Your missing the point, there are lots of things we all don't like. Can someone start a thread about Eastenders so I can moan about not like it please.

16 May 2010

[quote Uncle Mellow]well done to Rosberg for out-qualifying his No.2 again..(and wasn't his No.2 a gentleman today, letting other drivers past with such consideration.)
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You must have a lot of hate built up inside you, Uncle Mellow.

16 May 2010

This is an insanely unsafe track. Just when is someone going to take the initiative and put it to the drivers that this should be banned from the F1 calendar? It's pure madness. Apart from the appalling safety questions, this year's 'no-fuel-stops' is going to mean more of a procession than normal. It's crazy that you have to hope for accidents (please don't take that the wrong way) in order for the order to change!

Fans, it's really time something was done to get Monaco stopped. And I say that as a strong F1 fan. It has NO place in modern racing. What's it going to take - Ecclestone's demise?

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