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2014-05-24 15:20

MERC DUEL FOR MONACO: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg hopes to end team mate Lewis Hamilton’s winning streak as he claims pole position for the 2014 Monaco GP. Image: AP/Luca Bruno

MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Nico Rosberg rode his luck to take a controversial sixth pole of his career and his second in succession at the 2014 Monaco GP qualifying sessions on Saturday (May 24).

Mercedes swept the front row of the grid for Sunday's 78-laps race (May 25 2014).

Rosberg, who lies three points behind his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers' title race, lost control of his car and ran down the escape road at Mirabeau on his final flying lap.


He had to abort his effort for that lap as yellow flags were waved - a signal that slowed the field behind him and wrecked Hamilton's hopes of clocking an improved lap to steal pole in the final seconds.

Race officials later announced they were investigating the incident which left Hamilton fuming.

Hamilton was visibly upset at the way his hopes of claiming pole were scuppered by his teammate, appearing stony faced in the post-qualifying press conference.

The two Mercedes drivers dominated the session and will start the race ahead of the two Red Bulls with Daniel Ricciardo qualifying third ahead of team mate and four-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel.

Fernando Alonso was fifth ahead of his Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen, Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne and McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen.

Another rookie, Daniil Kvyat, in the second Toro Rosso, was ninth and Sergio Perez was 10th for Force India.

2014 Monaco Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco:

1 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min15.989
2 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min16.048
3 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 1min16.384
4 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1min16.547
5 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min16.686
6 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1min17.389
7 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1min17.540
8 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 1min17.555
9 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso 1min18.090
10 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 1min18.327
11 Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 1min17.846
12 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min17.988
13 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 1min18.082
14 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min18.196
15 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus 1min18.356
16 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams
17 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber  1min18.741
18 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber  1min18.745
19 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia  1min19.332
20 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia  1min19.928
21 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham 1min20.133
22 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham 1min21.732
1-10: third and final qualifying session
11-16: second qualifying session
17-22: first qualifying session
Third practice
Second practice
First practice

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