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Haas Drivers Qualify 12th, 15th In Monaco

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, May 28 2016


Haas F1 Team drivers Esteban Gutierrez and Romain Grosjean qualified 12th and 15th respectively for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Monaco.

Both advanced to the second round of qualifying. Gutiérrez ultimately lead the way for the first-year team by setting the 12th-quickest time (1:15.293), while Grosjean was the 15th-fastest driver (1:15.571).

For the 10 drivers advancing to Q3, the battle for the pole came down to Red Bull versus Mercedes. 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).

“I’m pretty happy with qualifying,” Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said. “Both drivers did a good job. For Esteban to start 12th in Monte Carlo is great. The whole team reacted to the situations that came up in qualifying very well. Romain was on a fast lap when he lost time in the middle sector, so we still need to investigate what happened there, but overall we’re happy to start where we’re placed. If you line up between 10th and 16th, anything can happen, and providing we don’t get involved in any incidents, anything is possible.”

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, May 28 2016
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