A wide variety of potential strategies predicted: Two stops most likely.
Due to a penalty from the Austrian Grand Prix, Esteban Gutiérrez will start from 20th on the grid.
Romain Grosjean: "Unfortunately in Q2 I had a yellow flag in turn six otherwise I think that I would have been through to Q3."
Sergio Perez qualifying in seventh place.
Eric Boullier: “A topsy-turvy session, and lady luck inevitably played her part”
Daniel Ricciardo: "We really thought the track wouldn’t get quicker, Vettel only went out as he didn’t have a time at that point.”
Lewis Hamilton failed to set a time on his final lap after choosing to abort his run at the end of sector one, he will start P6.
Felipe Massa: "It was really a missed opportunity to get the car in a good position for tomorrow."
Rosberg was able to retake pole just as the checkered flag flew on the session Saturday.
Two pit stops anticipated, making strategy key on a circuit where overtaking is difficult.
Both Sauber drivers struggled particularly in turn eight with the inconsistent balance of the car.
Eric Boullier: “Rome wasn’t built in a day – Woking may take longer – but we’re getting there.”
Sergio Perez is expected to start the race from P16 following a 5-place grid penalty.
Valtteri Bottas led the way from Nico Rosberg until the final moments with a great lap securing his front row position alongside his teammate.
Romain Grosjean: “It’s no secret that we’ve struggled so far this weekend."
Lewis failed to set a time in Q3 after a mistake at Turn 8 on his first run and a spin at Turn 2 on his second run.
James Key: "I think he could have done even better but with a seventh position on the grid we can't complain at all."
Williams shocked us all and took both first and second for this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix.
Higher temperatures make tyres work harder but wear and degradation remain low.
While going into a corner Esteban Gutiérrez spun and hit the wall.
Nico Hulkenberg: "It’s a circuit where overtaking is possible and history has shown that anything can happen here.”
Jean-Eric Vergne: "The team and I managed to achieve our goals and this is the result that rewards all the hard work that we have put in."
This afternoon’s qualifying session was a tale of contrasting fortunes for McLaren.
Both drivers felt they had the potential to qualify third, but are optimistic of challenging for a podium in the race.
Today's result gives the team its seventh pole position and fourth front row lock-out of the season.
Nico Rosberg claims pole position for the third time this season - Hannah Taylor has the full qualifying report.
Felipe Massa: "I'am disappointed and tomorrow is going to be a challenge but with this car points are still possible."
Fernando Alonso:** “Today’s result encapsulates the state of play this weekend and it’s more or less what we expected..."
Jean-Eric Vergne: "If we can put everything together, I’m confident we can finish in the points with both cars."
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton qualified in first and second places respectively for the Monaco Grand Prix today.
Sergio Perez: "Although it’s good to be in the top ten, I’m feeling a bit disappointed not to be higher up the grid."