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Webber in pole, Perez at the back

Sunday 27th May 2012

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Webber in pole, Perez at the back

Webber in pole, Perez at the back

After all the penalties were tacked on, Mark Webber will start the Monaco GP from pole and Sergio Perez from the back of the grid.

Although Michael Schumacher set the pace in Saturday's qualifying, the Mercedes driver entered the session knowing he would lose five places on the grid in light of his penalty from Spanish.

The seven-time World Champ was penalised for crashing into Bruno Senna and causing an avoidable accident.

Webber, who was P2, therefore moves up to pole with Nico Rosberg joining him on the front row of the grid. Schumacher drops to sixth.

The other two penalties handed out on Saturday both went to Pastor Maldonado. The first was a ten-place penalty for an incident with Sergio Perez in the final practice while the second was for a gearbox change.

Maldonado, who qualified P9, therefore dropped to 24th place.

However, later it was learnt that Sauber would also be changing Perez's gearbox, which means he too took a five-place penalty. Perez will therefore start last.

Provisional Grid
01 Mark Webber
02 Nico Rosberg
03 Lewis Hamilton
04 Romain Grosjean
05 Fernando Alonso
06 Michael Schumacher *
07 Felipe Massa
08 Kimi Raikkonen
09 Sebastian Vettel
10 Nico Hulkenberg
11 Kamui Kobayashi
12 Jenson Button
13 Bruno Senna
14 Paul di Resta
15 Daniel Ricciardo
16 Jean-Eric Vergne
17 Heikki Kovalainen
18 Vitaly Petrov
19 Timo Glock
20 Pedro de la Rosa
21 Charles Pic
22 Narain Karthikeyan
23 Pastor Maldonado **
24 Sergio Perez ***

* Five-place penalty post Spain
** 10-place (causing collision) + 5-place (gearbox)
*** Five-place gearbox penalty

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