2013 Monaco Grand Prix grid

2013 Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, Monaco, 2013

Row 1 1. Nico Rosberg 1’13.876
Mercedes
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’13.967
Mercedes
Row 2 3. Sebastian Vettel 1’13.98
Red Bull
4. Mark Webber 1’14.181
Red Bull
Row 3 5. Kimi Raikkonen 1’14.822
Lotus
6. Fernando Alonso 1’14.824
Ferrari
Row 4 7. Sergio Perez 1’15.138
McLaren
8. Adrian Sutil 1’15.383
Force India
Row 5 9. Jenson Button 1’15.647
McLaren
10. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’15.703
Toro Rosso
Row 6 11. Nico Hulkenberg 1’18.331
Sauber
12. Daniel Ricciardo 1’18.344
Toro Rosso
Row 7 13. Romain Grosjean 1’18.603
Lotus
14. Valtteri Bottas 1’19.077
Williams
Row 8 15. Giedo van der Garde 1’19.408
Caterham
16. Pastor Maldonado 1’21.688
Williams
Row 9 17. Paul di Resta 1’26.322
Force India
18. Charles Pic 1’26.633
Caterham
Row 10 19. Esteban Gutierrez 1’26.917
Sauber
20. Jules Bianchi* No time
Marussia
Row 11 21. Felipe Massa** No time
Ferrari
22. Max Chilton*** 1’27.303
Marussia

*Granted a dispensation from the stewards to start the race despite not setting a time.
**Granted a dispensation from the stewards to start the race despite not setting a time. Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change.
***Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change.

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76 comments on 2013 Monaco Grand Prix grid

  1. David-A (@david-a) said on 25th May 2013, 14:05

    Hats off to Nico and Giedo, superb effort from those two.

    Tut tut tut Di Resta and Gutierrez.

  2. Traverse (@) said on 25th May 2013, 14:06

    Good qualy performance from the Mercedes once again, but I can’t help but feel that it’ll be Red Bulls race tomorrow.

  3. Joshua Mesh (@joshua-mesh) said on 25th May 2013, 14:06

    The TV director was just terrible this weekend. The most frantic final minutes and they are showing us TV cams of cars on outlaps when they could be showing us the guys who are pushing for laps.

    • Will Bryan (@willbryan) said on 25th May 2013, 14:16

      Yeah Will Buxton said during the GP2 race that in Monaco, some local company does the cameras as opposed to every other race which is done by the same people. Stupid

      • Joshua Mesh (@joshua-mesh) said on 25th May 2013, 14:29

        What really crossed the line for me was when Alonso went out early to do his final run and the commentator said that there’s a slow Button ahead of him. The TV director then switched to Rosberg who was crawling around the circuit on an outlap and so we never saw what happened between Alonso and Button, and why Alonso had to abort his first flier.

    • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 25th May 2013, 14:24

      It was the removal of the timing that annoyed me the most: they cut it from the screen at the end of Q2 exactly when we needed to see the times! Ah it’s infuriating.

    • andae23 (@andae23) said on 25th May 2013, 14:41

      Just unacceptable: lots of us or paying big money for good coverage, and then to be presented with this!?

      • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 25th May 2013, 14:57

        @andae23 we need to complain to FOM, not the individual broadcasters though.

        • andae23 (@andae23) said on 25th May 2013, 15:08

          The broadcasters are responsible for the video quality – so I don’t agree with that

          • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 25th May 2013, 18:45

            @andae23 what do you mean by that? They get FOM’s coverage regardless, unless you are implying by the picture quality itself, in which case I thought Sky’s was still rather good anyway for me!

            It was just the director’s cuts that were fairly terrible, which is FOM’s responsibility.

          • andae23 (@andae23) said on 25th May 2013, 18:50

            @vettel1 Sorry, I meant director’s cut. (my bad :P)

            But anyway, the broadcaster offers their customers a certain quality and to be honest today wasn’t up to standard. So in a way, the broadcaster is responsible for this.

          • Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 25th May 2013, 18:57

            I think it all stems from the quite useless director though honestly @andae23 because I thought Sky UK were actually rather good, along with the usual race control (which I didn’t use in qualifying but in practice)!

  4. Sam Binfield (@sam-binfield) said on 25th May 2013, 14:07

    Great qualifying session :D Excitement all the way through, and a result that sets up a very interesting start for tomorrow’s race. Shame about Jenson’s mechanical issues though, especially as it seemed like he would have gone faster.

    • brny666 said on 25th May 2013, 15:05

      Yeh, Hamilton didn’t look overjoyed did he? I also like the way sky desperately try and mention him in their monologues when talking about Rosberg getting pole. I’ll hold out until the end of the year on the Lewsi vs Rosberg battle but certainly in qualy Rosberg has done a better job recently. Also puts the Schums performance into perspective from last year, he was no slouch was he?

  5. Tyler (@tdog) said on 25th May 2013, 14:07

    So much for those who said Hamilton would eat Rosberg this year. 3 consecutive poles, stunning effort.

  6. Nick.UK (@) said on 25th May 2013, 14:07

    That might have been the best qualifying session I’ve ever seen! I was annoyed when it started raining beforehand but it made the first 2 sessions exciting and it still ended up for a dry Q3.

    Well done to Rosberg and VDG. Time to see if the Mercedes can capitalise on this.

  7. OmarR-Pepper (@omarr-pepper) said on 25th May 2013, 14:07

    so… WIN IT for goodness sake Nico!

  8. iAltair (@ialtair) said on 25th May 2013, 14:08

    I feel that Mercs going to get gobbled up in race tomorrow.

  9. Max Jacobson (@vettel1) said on 25th May 2013, 14:08

    What a fantastic qualifying session! I am looking forward in particular to see what Van Der Garde and Massa can do from their respective positions – this is a pretty good chance for a Caterham points score if there are a few retirements (perhaps at the start) and by keeping track position maybe by starting on the softs.

  10. caci99 (@caci99) said on 25th May 2013, 14:10

    Now it is time to quote Nico Rosberg in Malaysia: “Remember this one” :)

    • Why are people saying that minutes after qualifying? lol, are you that threatend by Lewis? atleast wait and see what happens as the lights go out before trying to decide the positions of both drivers, Rosberg could have a terrible start for all you know, and what, Lewis is expected to wait for him on the start line?

      Qualifying only gave Rosberg a couple of meters on the road, it dosnt entitle him to the win. If he can make a good start and lead comfortably early in the first stint, then it maybe another story.

  11. Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 25th May 2013, 14:11

    Bloody rain.
    Still, very impressed with their ability to get into the 1:13.9′s given the conditions.

    • Bloody rain indeed. I think they could have gone very close to 1.12 if it had been super dry!
      Would have been the fastest pole lap for sure!

      • Chris (@tophercheese21) said on 25th May 2013, 14:42

        Yes, I was a bit skeptical that they at the notion that they could’ve broken the lap record, but seeing as those Nico and Lewis got into the high 13′s in those types of conditions, I think they really could have done it by a couple of tenths, if not made it into the high 12′s.

  12. Rodney said on 25th May 2013, 14:13

    think, for me, what this season of F1 has shown was that Schumacher lost little to none of his speed, and would have been champion in a better car. Rosberg is truly a top, top driver and especially a wonderful qualifer. Look at last year, Schumacher was faster than Rosberg at Monaco and now Rosberg gets pole. Well I guess it was great vindication Hamilton took Schumacher’s speed, because we really get a great comparison of how fast Rosberg is.

    Hamilton’s fans used to say he could out drive any car given to him, but are now making excuses such as saying Hamilton needs time to get accustomed to his car, but I think this clearly gives us a perspective of how fast all of them really are. I, for one, think that all of them are top class drivers who have immense speed, and are closer to each other than we’d like to believe.

    • Rodney said on 25th May 2013, 14:14

      *seat (not speed)

    • Ken (@myxomatosis) said on 25th May 2013, 14:26

      This has always been my opinion. Spectators like to create certain narratives around the drivers, narratives that would only work if the drivers were all in completely equal machinery. The truth is that the top drivers in Formula 1 are actually very well matched and that there is very little to choose between them. I genuinely believe that many of the drivers at the lower end of the grid would deliver much the same results as the drivers at the top end if they had their machinery.

      Anyway, today’s qualifying was fantastic to follow on live timing but was a bit disappointing on television due to some terrible choices by the TV director. Tomorrow might end up being a procession but the proximity of the barriers always makes Monaco races a GLORIOUS procession. Looking forward to it.

      • Mike Dee (@mike-dee) said on 25th May 2013, 14:31

        Yes, the field would be closer, but in the end, at least generally, the best drivers will end up at the best teams.

      • David-A (@david-a) said on 25th May 2013, 15:23

        I genuinely believe that many of the drivers at the lower end of the grid would deliver much the same results as the drivers at the top end if they had their machinery.

        I doubt that. They have to actually prove themselves first, as the top drivers of today did when they were in lower machinery.

      • ibra (@ibraf1) said on 25th May 2013, 17:32

        There is an awful lot of things to choose when it comes to salary…

    • kbdavies (@kbdavies) said on 25th May 2013, 16:07

      Hamilton’s fans used to say he could out drive any car given to him, but are now making excuses such as saying Hamilton needs time to get accustomed to his car

      All drivers need time to get accustomed to a car. This is normal, and is not an excuse. And that does not mean they will have the edge over their team mate either. It just means they perform better. Why should Lewis be any different. As good as he is, he cannot perform miracles. Nico has been with the team for 3 years; so it should not be surprising that he is doing better than Lewis. And why should it be surprising if there is little between Lewis and Nico? Put Lewis, Alonso, Vettel, Kimi and Nico (new addition to he list), in the same car, and i doubt you will find much between them. It will be swings and roundabouts – as they say in England.

      When Lewis out-performed Alonso in qualyfying during his debut season, no one started saying Alonso was overrated.

      • Rodney said on 25th May 2013, 20:08

        Yes I agree with you, look at my post carefully, I concluded all of them are top class drivers. (:

        Reason I posted this was because of the general opinion last year that Schumacher was losing it.

  13. tmax (@tmax) said on 25th May 2013, 14:14

    Wow F1 Qualifying is better than the actual race nowadays !!!!!!

    One of the rare times this year when F1 cars are running fast.

  14. Hotbottoms (@hotbottoms) said on 25th May 2013, 14:17

    22. Felipe Massa* No time
    Ferrari
    *Five-place grid penalty for gearbox change.

    I think it’s safe to say that this wasn’t the best qualifying session Massa has had.

  15. David-A (@david-a) said on 25th May 2013, 14:19

    I tuned in late for Q1, why didn’t Bianchi run?

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