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Qualifying results - Monaco Grand Prix 2015 - Hamilton takes pole as Bottas drops out early

Lewis Hamilton was back on top in qualifying
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton was back on top in qualifying, securing his first pole position in Monaco ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg. The big surprise came early, with Valtteri Bottas dropping out in the first session after the Williams team struggled for pace. Felipe Massa wasn’t that much closer to getting into the top ten, but did end up 12th overall.

Neither McLaren driver managed to make it into Q3, which was a disappointment after they claimed the principality might hold their best chance at a decent result. Both the Toro Rosso drivers were up in the top ten, although further back from Red Bull who appeared much improved in the cooler temperatures. Vettel was third behind the Mercedes pair, whilst Räikkönen had to settle for sixth behind the Red Bulls.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:15.09828
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:15.44025
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:15.84924
4Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:16.04128
5Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:16.18226
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:16.42723
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:16.80822
8Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.93129
9Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:16.94630
10Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.95729
11Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:17.00722
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:17.09320
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:17.19316
14Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:17.27822
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:26.63211
16Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:18.10111
17Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:18.43410
18Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:18.51311
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:20.6559
20Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:20.90410