Haas F1 duo continue to make progress in Monaco

Guenther Steiner saw both Haas F1 Team drivers make it into second qualifying in Monaco
Guenther Steiner saw both Haas F1 Team drivers make it into second qualifying in Monaco

Haas F1 team driver Esteban Gutiérrez will start Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix from 12th on the grid with Romain Grosjean in 15th.

Qualifying saw Grosjean and Gutiérrez advanced to the second round of knockout qualifying for the third time this season for the Banbury team.

Qualifying was a scrappy adventure for all, with two red-flag stoppages in Q1, the first for Sauber’s Felipe Nasr and the second for Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Grosjean and Gutiérrez steered clear of trouble and qualified comfortably among the top-16 to advance to Q2. Grosjean’s best lap was 1:15.465 to put him eighth and Gutiérrez’s quick time was 1:15.592 to place him 14th.

In Q2, Gutiérrez set a mark of 1:15.293 to place him 12th, his best qualifying result of the season, while Grosjean set a fast time of 1:15.571 during his first stint to grab 15th.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took the pole over the dominant Mercedes team, his first in Formula One.

Ricciardo’s pole-winning time of 1:13.622 edged out three-time Monaco Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg by a little over one tenth of a second (1:13.791). Rosberg’s Brackley team-mate Lewis Hamilton will start from third.

Renault drivers Kevin Magnussen and Jolyon Palmer will start 16th and 18th for the Enstone team.