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Rosberg retains Monaco pole

2014-05-24 17:38:00

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Rosberg retains Monaco pole

Nico Rosberg will start Sunday's Monaco GP from pole position after the stewards deemed that no further action was required.


The German was summoned to the stewards' office after his incident in Q3 prevented others from fighting for pole position.

Holding a 0.059s advantage over Lewis Hamilton on the timesheets, Rosberg lost control of his W05 and ended up halfway up an escape road at Mirabeau.

That brought out the yellow flags which meant no one behind him on the track could improve their times.

And that meant Hamilton, Rosberg's only serious challenger, had to slow down despite being up on his team-mate's time on that lap.

The stewards launched an investigation and, after speaking to the Mercedes driver and his team, declared that "no offence was committed by the driver of car number six."

As for Rosberg, he's happy about starting the race from pole position.

"Very happy to start from pole position," he said.

"It is going to be a long race tomorrow and there is supposed to be some weather coming in so we are not sure if it will stay dry or not.

"Of course this is the best place to start in so we'll try get a good start because that has been our weakness.

"We have worked on it a lot so I'm quite confident we have the start sorted now so that should be okay.

"From there on we'll try take care of the tyres, tyres will be very important as always in a Monaco GP.

"From there we should be okay."

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