Nico and Lewis Hamilton claimed the second consecutive front-row lockout for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team in today's qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix.
Pole position is Nico's third in a row and the fourth consecutive pole for the team in the 2013 season
Nico was fastest in every practice session of the weekend prior to qualifying on pole this afternoon.
The 0.091s gap between the drivers is equivalent to less than a car length around the 3.340 km Monaco lap.
For Ross, “that was a tricky session and the weather kept us on our toes for the whole hour. Nico, Lewis and the whole team did a great job throughout qualifying to put us in the perfect position at the front of the grid for tomorrow. We are well aware of our fate in the last few races and we have to make sure that we are in better shape for tomorrow. I believe we have moved in the right direction and we'll see tomorrow if those improvements are enough and we can have a good race.”
“What a fantastic result and a brilliant performance from both drivers” said Toto after qualifying. “There was a lot to lose at the beginning of the session in the wet conditions and it was important to judge the right changeover point from intermediate to dry tyres. The team did a perfect job of keeping both drivers in the chase and they then delivered the rest out on track. Of course we are very pleased this afternoon but, at the risk of sounding like I am repeating myself, we know it's tomorrow that really counts.”