Saturday, May 26, 2012

Best time for Schumacher at Monaco, but Webber on pole


Michael Schumacher in qualifying for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco surprised with the best time, will start from pole position on Sunday, but the Australian Mark Webber in Red Bull

The German record champion has indeed returned to the starting line-up five places, so is his team mate Nico Rosberg Mercedes front row alongside Webber. World champion Sebastian Vettel drives in the second Red Bull go only from the fifth row.

Vettel: "The car bounces around 

like a rabbit"

Last year's winner was therefore angry, because the performance of his first competitive RB8 changed quite negative after strong free practice in qualifying. "The car bounces around like a rabbit," the 24-year-old championship leader radioed again to the box. In the end, was abandoned even to the Germans on pole-hunting means to schicken.Platz ten in qualifying for Vettel expected to start in ninth place, because Barcelona winner Pastor Maldonado equal to ten places back needs. "There's always hope. But of course I smell it now, because we had actually thought it fit, "said the hag backwards.
The chances that the Austro-British Red Bull team won for the third consecutive year the prestigious Grand Prix win of the year are given anyway. Webber "inherited" the best starting position, because Schumacher had crashed in Spain last into the back of Bruno Senna and is punished in Monaco.
"Furthermore, he is angry now doubly sure," was the world champion Niki Lauda believes, but moved ahead of Schumacher and the cap. "A clearer signs of life as may best time in Monaco does not give you," praised the three-time champion from Austria.

"If Vettel changes manure into the negative"

Red Bull one was happy after the Webber-Pole, of course. "We knew this morning that we have a competitive car. Unfortunately for Vettel, the change has gone into negative territory. I still see chances for a podium for both cars, "was the motorsport advisor Helmut Marko in front of the 70th Edition of the Monaco Grand Prix with confidence.
Should be "We have seen once again that we are currently adjusting to a relatively perfect car is not too much: the Graz also admitted. This can easily backfire. Clear that Sebastian does not like. "
The two RB8 are therefore in the race with different strategies going on sent. "When the tire wear is similar to previously may rise, this poker," Marko hopes. The hope is, of course, victory Webber, who had seen here in 2010 for the first Red Bull victory.
"It was a fantastic lap of him," praised Marko. "Pole here is already more than half the battle. If you do not forward error, you are not overtaking almost. "

Lauda: "I hope it wins one whom you know"

Webber would also fit reasonably well in the "winning profile", which is expected by Sunday triumph Lauda. "I hope it wins one, whom you know," repeated his criticism of the Austrian situation, that there have been five previous races in five different winners.
"The theater, with drivers, whose names are equal again forgets or does not even notice, should have an end," said Lauda. "There must be a win, we all know," the 63-year-old called again.

Maldonado crashes in training - Perez "kissed" guardrail

At least two of these "undesirable" Lauda candidates took themselves out of the game on Saturday. The ninth-placed Barcelona sensational winner Pastor Maldonado drove in the morning with his Williams to clean the Mexican Sergio Perez to the rear and must therefore start on Sunday to equal ten places further back. Perez even "kissed" the same quality in the first section of the guard rails, dropped out and started last.
Hottest secret favorite is to continue to Romain Grosjean. The Frenchman living in Geneva with his Lotus is fourth from the second row in the race. The 26-year-old was shown previously in Monaco significantly stronger than his illustrious team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Surprisingly, early retired in 13th Ex-world champion Jenson Button and McLaren from.

Qualifying Results Monaco:

Final qualifying for the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco 

First Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes 1:14,301 min*
Second Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull 1:14,381
Third Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:14,448
4th Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren 1:14,583
5th Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus 1:14,639
6th Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 1:14,948
7th Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari 1:15,049
8th Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus 1:15,199
9th Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams 1:15,245**
10th Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull, in no time Q3
11th Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Force India 1:15,421
12th Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) Sauber 1:15,508
13th Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren 1:15,536
14th Bruno Senna (BRA) Williams 1:15,709
15th Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India 1:15,718
16th Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Toro Rosso 1:15,878
17th Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Toro Rosso 1:16,885 (Q2)
18th Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) Caterham 1:16,538
19th Vitaly Petrov (RUS) Caterham 1:17,404
20th Timo Glock (GER) Marussia 1:17,947
21st Pedro de la Rosa (ESP) HRT 1:18,096
22nd Charles Pic (FRA) Marussia 1:18,476
23rd Narain Karthikeyan (IND) HRT 1:19,310
24th Sergio Perez (MEX) Clean, no accidents in the after period Q1
* = Schumacher is set back five places on the grid
= ** Maldonado is set back ten places on the grid 


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