It was yet another fantastically unpredictable session of Formula 1 2012 over in Monte Carlo that left us with none other than Michael Schumacher clocking the fastest time of all – just when the doubts over his future were beginning to snowball.
Sadly for him and Mercedes, he’ll start down in 6th following his penalty for causing a collision with Senna in Barcelona. Massive joy for Mark Webber who’s season continues to look good with him inheriting the actual pole position while his reigning champion team mate is unable to fight for pole at all.
During the first round of qualifying Perez collided with the barriers in a rather odd fashion, leaving him down in 24th (pending other driver penalties). Fortunately for the other drivers this was a gift to help them stay out of being eliminated early on.
McLaren may have made some changes to make sure their pit stop mistakes become a thing of the past, but now one of their champion drivers is in trouble – Jenson Button could only manage 13th (pre-penalties).
Here’s the provisional grid for the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix:
|1||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing – Renault|
|2||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG|
|3||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren – Mercedes|
|4||Romain Grosjean||Lotus F1 – Renault|
|6||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes AMG|
|8||Kimi Raikkonen||Lotus F1 – Renault|
|9||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing – Renault|
|10||Nico Hulkenberg||Sahara Force India – Mercedes|
|11||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber – Ferrari|
|12||Jenson Button||McLaren – Mercedes|
|13||Bruno Senna||Williams F1 – Renault|
|14||Paul Di-Resta||Sahara Force India – Mercedes|
|15||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso – Ferrari|
|16||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso – Ferrari|
|17||Heikki Kovalainen||Caterham – Renault|
|18||Vitaly Petrov||Caterham – Renault|
|19||Pastor Maldonado||Williams F1 – Renault|
|20||Timo Glock||Marussia – Cosworth|
|21||Pedro de-la-Rosa||Hispania – Cosworth|
|22||Charles Pic||Marussia – Cosworth|
|23||Narain Karthikeyan||Hispania – Cosworth|
|24||Sergio Perez||Sauber – Ferrari|