Alonso out of qualifying, rain on way to Monaco

Fernando Alonso will not take part in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix. The Spaniard crashed during the Saturday morning practice session, and the impact resulted in unrepairable damage to the monocoque. It means he must sit out qualifying...

Fernando Alonso will not take part in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Spaniard crashed during the Saturday morning practice session, and the impact resulted in unrepairable damage to the monocoque.

It means he must sit out qualifying and then start the race with a new car from the pitlane.

A Ferrari spokesman confirmed the news.

It has also emerged that heavy rain is very likely to fall in the minutes before qualifying.

And a McLaren spokeswoman confirmed reports that a new sponsor - Chigaco-based risk management company Aon - has joined the team.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari , McLaren