May 23, 2015

Carlos Sainz in Monaco Grand Prix, qualifying

The Spanish driver will star de the race from the pit-lane

Carlos Sainz: "Considering where we were in FP1, FP2 and FP3, a P8 in today's qualifying session could have seemed disappointing, but we need to remember that our objective was always to get into Q3 in order to fight for points in tomorrow's race, and that's what we had done today. I was actually quite satisfied and happy with a P8 in my debut in Monaco, but the stewards' decision for me to start from the pit lane for not stopping at the weighing bridge in Q1 is very disappointing. 78 laps around here in tomorrow's race will now be even tougher. In Monaco it's very difficult to overtake but I will try my best."

Ben Waterhouse (Deputy Technical Director)  "We had hoped to get both cars into Q3 and that's finally what we did - at least in terms of performance. Unfortunately Carlos missed the weigh bridge and he will now have to start from the pit lane. However, considering it's both Carlos and Max's first time in a Formula 1 car her in Monaco, they have driven well this weekend. Looking forward to tomorrow, with Max we remain in a good position to achieve our main target of points. For Carlos, it will be a big challenge to finish in the top ten, however, this is Monaco and anything can happen, so we will prepare ourselves as well as possible hoping for a good result tomorrow."

STARTING GRID
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m15.098s -
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m15.440s 0.342s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m15.849s 0.751s
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m16.041s 0.943s
5 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m16.182s 1.084s
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m16.427s 1.329s
7 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m16.808s 1.710s
8 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m16.946s 1.848s
9 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m16.957s 1.859s
10 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m17.093s 1.995s
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m17.193s -
12 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m17.278s -
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m26.632s -
14 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m18.101s -
15 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1m17.007s -
16 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m18.434s -
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m18.513s -
18 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m20.655s -
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m20.904s -
20 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m16.931s -