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KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN ON POLE FOR MONACO GRAND PRIX

Kimi Raikkonen has qualified on pole for the Monaco Grand Prix - Photo: LAT

Kimi Raikkonen has qualified on pole for the Monaco Grand Prix – Photo: LAT

Kimi Raikkonen has qualified for the Monaco Grand Prix in pole position.

A sensation lap 1:12.178 for Raikkonen put him in an unbeatable position in the final segment of Formula 1 qualifying in Monte Carlo with a couple of minutes left in the session.

In a last ditch effort from fellow Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, was only good enough for second place. While Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas settled into third.

Aussie Daniel Ricciardo qualified fifth for the Red Bull Racing with a time of 1:12.998, a fraction of a second behind teammate Max Verstappen who was fastest at the end of Q1.

Stoffel Vandoorne crashed out of Q2 - Photo: LAT

Stoffel Vandoorne crashed out of Q2 – Photo: LAT

Lewis Hamilton failed to make Q3 after being caught out on a hot lap by the crash of Stoffel Vandoorne at the swimming pool chicane which brought a premature end to Q2. 

However Vandoorne’s McLaren teammate Jenson Button did make it through to Q3 in his one off return to Formula 1. Qualifying ninth at the end of the session.

Qualifying Result for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix

1 7 Kimi Räikkönen FERRARI 1:13.117 1:12.231 1:12.178 23
2 5 Sebastian Vettel FERRARI 1:13.090 1:12.449 1:12.221 23
3 77 Valtteri Bottas MERCEDES 1:13.325 1:12.901 1:12.223 30
4 33 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:13.078 1:12.697 1:12.496 24
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER 1:13.219 1:13.011 1:12.998 21
6 55 Carlos Sainz TORO ROSSO 1:13.526 1:13.397 1:13.162 30
7 11 Sergio Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:13.530 1:13.430 1:13.329 23
8 8 Romain Grosjean HAAS FERRARI 1:13.786 1:13.203 1:13.349 29
9 22 Jenson Button MCLAREN HONDA 1:13.723 1:13.453 1:13.613 27
10 2 Stoffel Vandoorne MCLAREN HONDA 1:13.476 1:13.249 20
11 26 Daniil Kvyat TORO ROSSO 1:13.899 1:13.516 19
12 27 Nico Hulkenberg RENAULT 1:13.787 1:13.628 21
13 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1:13.531 1:13.959 20
14 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:13.640 1:14.106 18
15 19 Felipe Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:13.796 1:20.529 20
16 31 Esteban Ocon FORCE INDIA MERCEDES 1:14.101 7
17 30 Jolyon Palmer RENAULT 1:14.696 11
18 18 Lance Stroll WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1:14.893 7
19 94 Pascal Wehrlein SAUBER FERRARI 1:15.159 11
20 9 Marcus Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI 1:15.276 11

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