Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg has beaten all the odds, including some rain, to secure pole position for tomorrow’s Monaco Grand Prix, his third in a row in the 2013 Formula One season.
The German driver posted a best time of 1:13.876, edging out his team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s best time of 1:13.967.
Behind the Mercedes AMG duo were the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, respectively. Vettel’s best time was 1:13.980 while Webber’s was 1:14.181.
Lotus’ Kimi Räikkönen was fifth fastest of the day and was followed by Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who was sixth fastest. The Spaniard was the only Ferrari driver on track, as his team-mate Felipe Massa was unable to take part after suffering a crash during practice.
Though Massa was uninjured, his car needed repairs and was unable to be finished in time for qualifying. He will start from the back of the grid tomorrow.
Showing some promise, meanwhile, was McLaren’s Sergio Perez, who was seventh fastest of the day. He was followed by Force India’s Adrian Sutil, fellow McLaren driver Jenson Button and Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne, who filled out the remainder of the top ten positions.
Looking at the latest weather forecast for Monaco, the skies should be sunny and peak temperatures should hover around 63 degrees F (17 degrees C).
Going into tomorrow’s race, Sebastian Vettel leads the Drivers’ Championship with 89 points and is followed closely by Kimi Räikkönen in second with 85 points and Fernando Alonso in third with 72 points.
In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing remains in the lead with 131 points, with Ferrari in second with 117 points and Lotus in third with 111 points.
It looks like it will be an exciting race so we hope you all watch. And don’t forget to tune in on Monday for our full results coverage.