Drizzle at lunchtime on Saturday which left the Monaco track damp helped to make Q1 and Q2 two of the most dramatic qualifying sessions of the year, the first requiring Pirellis intermediate tyres throughout, the latter drying sufficiently to facilitate a switch to supersofts five minutes before the end. The result in both was some machine-gun fire lap times that registered, and...»
Pole position is all important in Monaco, and if the practice times so far are anything to go by, Mercedes Nico Rosberg is clear favourite for the prized P1 grid slot. Should he go on to win, he would become the only second-generation victor in the Principality, following father Kekes triumph in 1983.
However, the likes of Ferrari and Lotus also looked very much at ease...»