MARK WEBBER took Red Bull’s sixth straight pole position of this year’s world championship with a barnstorming Q3 lap in Monaco yesterday. The Australian’s Q3 time was a 1:13.826, lapping the principality at an average speed of 101.428 mph.
Renault’s Robert Kubica will start second on the grid after almost ending Red Bull’s pole dominance with a lap of 1:14.120. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel made it three Renault powered cars in the top three with a time of 1:14.227.
Fourth to tenth on the grid is as follows: Massa (Ferrari), Hamilton (McLaren), Rosberg & Schumacher (Mercedes), Button (McLaren), Barrichello (Williams) and Liuzzi (Force India).
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso didn’t take part in qualifying and will start from the pit lane after crashing his car in Saturday morning practice. He hit the Armco at Massenet (the corner before Casino Square).
My prediction for the win today is Mark Webber. He is in the best form of his career so far, and if he can keep Kubica behind him at Sainte Devote on lap one I can see him just running away with the race just like a week ago in Spain.