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May 27, 2017 Kimi Räikkönen takes Monaco pole, his first since 2008

Published by Christine Blachford

Credit: Ferrari Media

Ferrari always seemed to have the upper hand during qualifying in Monaco, easily making it through the first few sessions. It was no surprise to see the Sauber pair, as well as Palmer and Stroll all dropping out in Q1, but it was a shame for the patched up, Ocon, who also missed out on Q2.

The big surprise came during the second session when Lewis Hamilton, who was struggling for pace, failed to get through. He was improving when Vandoorne crashed into the barrier, and brought out yellow flags.

It was the 1st time this year both McLarens have been in Q3, although both have penalties to take. Meanwhile out front, Räikkönen set the benchmark, with Vettel joining him on the front row. Bottas settled for third, with the two Red Bulls rounding out the top five.



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