Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Monaco, 2011

2011 Monaco Grand Prix grid

2011 Monaco Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’13.556
Red Bull-Renault
2. Jenson Button 1’13.997
Row 2 3. Mark Webber 1’14.019
Red Bull-Renault
4. Fernando Alonso 1’14.483
Row 3 5. Michael Schumacher 1’14.682
6. Felipe Massa 1’14.877
Row 4 7. Nico Rosberg 1’15.766
8. Pastor Maldonado 1’16.528
Row 5 9. Lewis Hamilton* 1’15.28
10. Vitaly Petrov 1’15.815
Row 6 11. Rubens Barrichello 1’15.826
12. Kamui Kobayashi 1’15.973
Row 7 13. Paul di Resta 1’16.118
Force India-Mercedes
14. Adrian Sutil 1’16.121
Force India
Row 8 15. Nick Heidfeld 1’16.214
16. Sebastien Buemi 1’16.3
Toro Rosso
Row 9 17. Heikki Kovalainen 1’17.343
18. Jarno Trulli 1’17.381
Row 10 19. Jaime Alguersuari 1’17.82
Toro Rosso-Ferrari
20. Timo Glock 1’17.914
Row 11 21. Jerome d’Ambrosio 1’18.736
22. Narain Karthikeyan** No time
Row 12 23. Vitantonio Liuzzi** No time

*Had best time deleted for cutting a chicane.
**Not within 107% of fastest time in Q1, but given dispensation to start.

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32 comments on “2011 Monaco Grand Prix grid”

  1. Sick of Red Bull
    28th May 2011, 15:13

    From the top 7, who got fresher tyres left ? I reckon with a good race start and safety car, Hamilton may cause trouble to Red Bull.

    1. With tyre degradation so low here I don’t reckon having fresh tyres for the race is as critical as it has been before. Hamilton’s best hope is for a fast starting Massa or Schu to get ahead of Webber or Alonso and hold them up, but I don’t really see Lewis finishing anything higher than third in a best case scenario

  2. here’s to hammy’s redbull bloody nose…
    he really should keep his mouth shut.

    1. Perez misfortune is Red Bulls gain. I don’t think they would have pole otherwise.

      1. Gaston (@golarrazabal)
        28th May 2011, 18:05

        I don’t know if that’s entirely fair. Vettel’s lap looked VERY solid, and it was a full four tenths better than Button’s.

      2. Hammy cut the damned track.. Vettel didnt.

        1. hamilton got held up by massa, vettel didnt, hamilton got caught out by the red flag, vettel didnt.

  3. I was really surprised Hamilton did not abort his qualifying lap after being so far down on the first sector. He wouldn’t have been lower than 9th but would have a choice of tyres. Now he’s starting in 7th and probably won’t be able to use his tyres to their best.

    Of course, there’s no guarantee that starting on the prime tyre would be the right way to go, but it was probably worth the gamble when he wasn’t going to get on the front row.

  4. Isn’t Maldonado 9th and Rosberg 8th?

    1. DeadManWoking
      28th May 2011, 17:59

      FIA Qualifying Session Lap Times

      8 N. ROSBERG
      NO TIME
      1 P 14:08:34
      2 1:35.438
      3 1:16.265
      4 1:22.404
      5 1:15.858
      6 1:30.397
      7 1:16.510
      8 1:25.418
      9 P 8:53.507
      10 1:34.291
      11 1:23.012
      12 1:22.956
      13 1:15.283
      14 P 4:02.962
      15 1:30.001
      16 1:23.025
      17 1:21.187
      18 1:14.741
      19 P 8:11.042
      20 1:24.167
      21 1:17.104
      22 P 1:42.553
      23 1:34.560
      24 P 38:43.181
      25 1:31.856
      26 1:15.766

      1. where did you find this??

    2. Corrected, thanks. Sorry for the delay on this one.

  5. Alonso’s qualifying this year: 5th, 5th, 5th, 5th, 4th, 4th.

    1. Going on like this, he’ll be on pole in the last three races.

      1. Fixy,

        That’s probably COTD stuff. Good one!

  6. The Last Pope
    28th May 2011, 17:34

    If Perez doesn’t start, do they all move up or is the space left empty?

    Just realised how close the midfield is in times.

    1. I imagine that they would move up to fill the space

    2. I was wondering about that as well. Any official word?

  7. I’m guessing at a 3-stop race with fresh super-soft tyres going about 20 laps and no more than 21 laps on the softs before they fall away.

  8. Is it better to be on the inside or gain a position and move to the outside? Hamilton mentioned he would be happy to when interviewed after qual.

    1. further- How much advantage has Button on the outside pos 2 over Webber pos 3 inside ?

  9. Can Schumi overtake Alonso at Monaco for the second year in succession? If he can do it at the first corner it would be the second Monaco race corner in a row that he’d pulled it of.

  10. why is maldonado is front of rosberg ??

  11. On the BBc site they have Lewis 10th on the grid and Perez 9th

  12. Got ridiculed by my family for changing my Prediction time from 1:14.954 to 1:13.654… Got Vettel right, and was within a tenth! I’ve got my fingers crossed Hamilton makes up a few positions now and then I’m laughing!

  13. I was expecting more from Renault but why on earth did HRT get a drive here? This team will create some trouble in the race today.

    1. I was expecting a lot more from Renault, too. But I think you’re being a bit harsh towards HRT. They didn’t cause any trouble last year.

      1. I’m with wasiF1 on this one. Although HRT haven’t caused any grief thus far this season (or Monaco last year) they clearly were not within the 107% rule and i’m not convinced their FP sessions should have been enough to let them race.

        Don’t get me wrong, I like HRT, I respect them, but rules are rules.

  14. I actually expected someone but Vettel on top. As soon as he got the top spot I was equally impressed but dismayed as I had pipped Alonso for pole.

    I really should know better by now. Always an RB7 on pole!

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