Sebastian Vettel has resumed normal service which was disrupted in the last week’s GP at Barcelona by claiming pole for the fifth time in six outings this year. Vettel is also on an incredible run of eleven straight first row starts. Vettel and Red Bull Racing have dominated this year’s races so far, with victory going to Vettel in all but one of the five races held this year. Mark Webber in the other Red Bull car had a poor start to the season but was able to put his car on pole last week only to lose the race to Vettel. Mark Webber qualified third on the grid in the Q3 of qualifying session which was marred by a high speed crash involving Sergio Perez in a Sauber. The session had to be red flagged with just a little over two minutes remaining and when the session resumed Lewis Hamilton who had not gone out till then found himself with only one lap to qualify and that put him in seventh position. In qualifying seventh Hamilton drove his McLaren across a chicane and it is possible that race direction could demote him further if they believe that he gained an unfair advantage. His team mate Jenson Button qualified second while Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari qualified fourth. Michael Schumacher out qualified his younger Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg for the first time this year to finish fifth on the grid and Felipe Massa was down in sixth in the other Ferrari. Rosberg could only manage eighth and the ninth place went to Pastor Maldonado who yet again made it to Q3 while his more experienced Williams team mate Rubens Barichello did not make the cut into Q3. In what can only be considered bizarre the Hispania Racing Team did not turn a wheel of the cars of either of its two drivers in qualifying. Vitantonio Liuzzi all but destroyed his car in a free practice crash. This year due to the introduction of the 107% qualification rule it means that the HRT cars will not race tomorrow. Narain Karthikeyan can yet again sit back and relax in his pit garage and enjoy the scenic views of Monte Carlo and also watch the race in air conditioned comfort.