Monaco GP: Red Bull qualifying report

RED BULL ROLLS A SIX IN MONACO (SIX OUT OF SIX POLES SO FAR THIS SEASON) Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION "It's a sensational feeling to be on pole in Monaco. It's a vicious venue in terms of punishment for mistakes. It felt like I...

RED BULL ROLLS A SIX IN MONACO (SIX OUT OF SIX POLES SO FAR THIS SEASON)

Car 6 MARK WEBBER, Position: POLE POSITION
"It's a sensational feeling to be on pole in Monaco. It's a vicious venue in terms of punishment for mistakes. It felt like I found another gear in terms of confidence in the car today, I knew how important it was to nail a good lap because of the competition. The last thing I wanted was to be sitting on row three or four of the grid. When you're concentrating that hard and you're putting everything on the edge like that your heart rate goes so high! Then you have that horrible wait when everyone else is finishing their laps and you can't do any more. It's a special day. I know every team works hard, but our guys were here at 5am this morning to work on some things, so this pole is a credit to them. I hope we can convert it to a good finish tomorrow."

Car 5 SEBASTIAN VETTEL, Position: 3rd
"Even though there were only ten cars on track I got a little bit of traffic, which was quite a surprise. It wasn't ideal to use the tyres properly, they came in nicely but when there was the peak I couldn't use it. I got space in the end, but obviously the lap time wasn't enough. All in all, it's a good result for the team, congratulations to them and also to Renault; it's great for them to have the top three cars on the grid. I'm looking forward to tomorrow, it's a long race and a lot of things can happen."

CHRISTIAN HORNER: "A great team result. Six out of six poles is quite an achievement and they're evenly distributed between the drivers. Mark found a good rhythm and a good gap on track to set a time that was remarkably quick. Sebastian was only a tenth off a front row lock out, but third on the grid is a good place to be starting here. It's important that we convert today's result into a good points haul tomorrow. It's testimony to the hard work that's going on from the whole team to achieve this performance and I'd also like to congratulate Renault on a one-two-three."

(Renault) FABRICE LOM: "A superb result. A sixth pole position is very good, especially at Monaco, which is a special venue. We know that here power is nothing but that drivability and all the other engine qualities are important. We have three Renaults in the top three starting places and are very proud of all the work that's been done at the factory and the track to improve the drivability and the efficiency of our engine. We can see it works for both teams, Red Bull and Renault. Congratulations to Kubica for his good lap and let's hope we get a perfect result tomorrow."

F1 TWITS

If you want to know what's really happening in F1, social media sites are now the go-to places to find out what the so- called experts are saying. If only they were saying something intelligent...

UltimateF1fan who thinks everything's just amazing: This is the most AMAZING weekend of the year!! MONACO!! I love the glamour!! The fashion!!! The jewellery!!!!

CynicalF1hack Living in 1981 and Vaguely Frightened by Anything New: And that's just the drivers at the fashion show. What are they thinking? Wearing something that looks like a dress! The only time that would have happened in my day was with Graham Hill - and at least he has a moustache so you knew he wasn't a girl. These new drivers... I don't know.

Thirddriver-with-a-Grudge: You've got no idea have you? It's all about metrosexuality. A driver needs to be a marketable commodity these days. You've got to maximise your brief time in the sport.

Team Technician Who Know Less Than He Thinks He Does But Has an Opinion on Everything: If I recall your brief time in the sport has so far consisted of half an hour on a Friday in Bahrain, before you drifted so far into the gravel traps they had to send a camel caravan out to rescue you.

Gridgirl-on-a-Mission: Loving it! I've got a killer LBD, killer heels, and a killer instinct to get myself installed in a nice apartment in Fontvieille by Christmas. This week's sure thing: Kamui Kobayashi.

UltimateF1fan who thinks everything's just amazing: Oh he's so sweet!!!!

Gridgirl-on-a-Mission: Exactly. Easy prey. I'll have more diamonds than a sponsor steering wheel quicker than you can say his name - which, admittedly, does take some time.

CynicalF1hack Living in 1981 and Vaguely Frightened by Anything New: At least it's Monaco, a real race track, with real places to eat and drink. In fact, I remember back in 1977 when me and Gunnar and Ronnie... Oh wait, was it '74 with Emo, or '81 with Keke Rosberg....?

Gridgirl-on-a-Mission: There's another Rosberg. Where? Who does he race for?

UltimateF1fan who thinks everything's just amazing: Two of them, that's just so AMAZING!!!!!!

-source: red bull

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Keke Rosberg , Kamui Kobayashi , Graham Hill