It’s a scorching afternoon in Monaco and the sun is beating down on the packed grandstands. Qualification has just finished with Nico Rosberg taking a crucial pole position despite, clobbering the Armco at Mirebeau a lap later. There was no time for Hamilton to take back the pole which he had held at the end of Q2. After the chequered flag he looked dejected whilst Rosberg punched the air with delight at seizing pole at his home circuit. Given the difficulty of overtaking at Monaco the two drivers’ starts tomorrow will be crucial. The Red Bulls fill the next two places with Vettel once again having been bested by his young Ozzy team mate. It’s shaping up to be a great race tomorrow.


It’s a Red Bull one two in qualifying for the second Indian Grand Prix, with Seb Vettel taking pole from his teammate Mark Webber. Our special correspondent Perseus Bandrawalla is there and captured a happy looking World Champion talking to the press.


McLaren managed a strong third and fourth on the grid with Lewis Hamilton ahead of Jenson Button. The Ferraris locked up fifth (Alonso) and sixth (Masa) ahead of Lotus driver Raikkonen who is currently third in the championship. Hamilton’s replacement at McLaren next year, Sauber’s Sergio Perez, managed a strong eighth on the grid. Schumacher managed only fourteenth on the grid though he did not seem to worried about it when snapped in conversation with compatriot Seb Vettel.


Ferrari felt they could have done better in qualifying but are confident their drivers will do well tomorrow. Certainly all seemed well in the Ferrari garage.



More news from Perseus (who is based in the HRT garage for TATA motors) later.