That was a thrilling qualifying session. We had two drivers fighting right on the edge for every thousandth of a second and that's when mistakes happen, as they did today for Nico. It was an incredible fight between Nico and Lewis and, from the team's perspective, it's fantastic to have locked out the front row at the track where qualifying matters most. But we have a hard race ahead of us tomorrow and it's one of the most demanding on the calendar. There is still a long way to go.
It was a very close qualifying session and, as usual, the problem around Monaco is getting clean laps with the tyres in the right condition, and without causing obstructions to other cars. That makes it the most intense qualifying session of the year. The team did a fantastic job this afternoon, managing a faultless set of laps with both cars and progressing comfortably through each stage of qualifying, while an extremely close battle was unfolding between Lewis and Nico, as we saw. Unfortunately, this ended with Nico going along at Mirabeau. From a team perspective, it's a great result to get both cars on the front row at Monaco, and a real encouragement to see that the W05 Hybrid is also strong at this circuit, which presents completely different challenges to any other.