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."
Christian Horner: “Locking out the second row of the grid is a very positive result."
McLaren will start the Monaco Grand Prix in eighth (Kevin Magnussen) and 12th (Jenson Button).
The team is now concentrating on getting the best out of this situation tomorrow.
Mercedes went 1-2 in Monaco GP qualifying with Rosberg on pole but something that Nico did at the end of the session left his teammate Hamilton very irritated.
Track temperature increases significantly in the afternoon but wear and degradation is in line with expectations or less than expected.
The new comprehensive package showed a positive improvement during the first two days, but it needs fine tuning.
Jean-Eric Vergne: "It was part of the strategy not to run in Q2, save new tyres and prepare for an aggressive race tomorrow."
Pastor Maldonado went off the track and damaged his car at the start of his first Q1 flying lap.
Valtteri Bottas: "It's going to be a close race behind the Mercedes and so I am really looking forward to tomorrow."
Daniel Ricciardo: "Looking to tomorrow, then I think third is the best we can do."
Kevin had a disappointing session and will start from 15th place.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg achieved a front-row lockout during qualifying at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today.
Mercedes is looking for a perfect weekend in Spain. After leading all three practice sessions, they snagged the top two spots on the grid in qualifying.
Top speed of 316 Khp on the straight on the intermediate tyres.