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Schumacher qualifies first, but Webber will line up on pole // Two crashes, two penalties, and some surprisingly slow cars

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Schumacher qualifies first, but Webber will line up on pole
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An expectedly chaotic Monaco qualifying session began with Sergio Pérez crashing out in the first few minutes. The red flag was brought out when Pérez hit the barriers at the Swimming Pool section, after complaining of a problem with the steering. He was out of qualifying immediately, having not set a time.

The second session also had a crash, this time it was Jean-Éric Vergne who hit the bump just outside the tunnel and crashed into the wall. He managed to get back to the pitlane with the front wing hanging off. There was also a surprise in the form of Jenson Button, who couldn’t find the pace in the car to make it any higher than thirteenth.

Into the top ten shootout, Sebastian Vettel completed a lap or two for tyre purposes, but did not set a time, qualifying tenth. Grosjean took a provisional P1, knocked down by Rosberg, who in turn was knocked down by Webber and then Schumacher. The Mercedes driver took the final P1, but faces a five place grid drop after his collision with Bruno Senna in Spain, so it is Mark Webber who will line up at the front tomorrow.