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Hamilton takes the pole in Monaco, a drama for Leclerc

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Lewis Hamilton managed on the street circuit of Monaco in the polepositie to conquer. The Brit took the of teammate Valtteri Bottas, who for a long time seemed to the pole to conquer. For thuisrijder Charles Leclerc turned the qualification on a drama.

Spectacle during the first part of the qualification. For a long time it seemed that the riders of the top teams trouble-free to advance to Q2 but just before the end of Q1 made Sebastian Vettel a mistake.

The German reed left rear against the barrier and had to come in. The Darkness seemed to be disabled but with still a minute and a half to go, Vettel the road again for an ultimate quick lap. Vettel rode the fastest time but switched indirectly Charles Leclerc.

The Monegask was already in the garage and shook his head when he saw that he was with a sixteenth time was switched off. Leclerc could clearly not believe that he is precisely during his home race in Q1 was killed.

During Q2 was the Max Verstappen that the fastest time had a note. In his Red Bull RB15, he was barely 83 thousandths faster than Bottas. It was remarkable, however, that Bottas is faster on the road seemed to have been but then meant. Mercedes showed in Q2 is clearly still not see everything.

In Q3 went Valtteri Bottas immediately on the track and the Fin sped to a 1:10.252, a new lap record at the circuit of Monaco. Team-mate Lewis Hamilton was immediately under heavy pressure and that made the British world championship leader his first attempt botched.

Hamilton had therefore immediately make a new attempt and that round was good for second place at more than two tenths of Valtteri Bottas. Max Verstappen was almost four tenths admit on Bottas, Vettel almost seven tenths.

During the ultimate battle for pole succeeded Hamilton managed to complete his lap time to improve and 86 thousandths under the time of Bottas to go. Hamilton sharpness, thus the lap record in Monaco further, and shared as a tap out to his team mate Bottas who’s happy to have the second place.

Max Verstappen had qualified as the third on the second weekend with beside him Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari.

01 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:11.542 1:10.835 1:10.166
02 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:11.562 1:10.701 1:10.252
03 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:11.597 1:10.618 1:10.641
04 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:11.434 1:11.227 1:10.947
05 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:11.740 1:11.457 1:11.041
06 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:11.865 1:11.363 1:11.109
07 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:11.767 1:11.543 1:11.218
08 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:11.602 1:11.412 1:11.271
09 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:11.872 1:11.608 1:11.417
10 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1:12.007 1:11.429 1:11.653
11 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:12.097 1:11.670
12 Lando Norris McLaren 1:11.845 1:11.724
13 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:11.837 1:12.027
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:11.993 1:12.115
15, Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:11.976 1:12.185
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:12.149
17 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:12.233
18 Lance Stroll, Racing Point 1:12.846
19 George Russell Williams 1:13.477
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:13.751

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