Sebastian Vettel has set the highest top speed in the qualifying for the 2019 Monaco GP and his teammate Charles Leclerc has confirmed the dominance of Ferrari in this segment by achieving the second highest speed at the exit of the tunnel.
Vettel has hit 291.6 km/h after the tunnel exit, which was 1.7 km/h faster than Leclerc and 2.3 km/h faster than Stroll in Racing Point, while Hamilton and Bottas only took 17th and 18th place.
Bottas was 7 km/h slower than Vettel and Hamilton was another 0.4 km/h slower than his teammate.
Slower than Hamilton and Bottas, whose Mercedes F1 W10 produces the most downforce, were just Williams drivers Russell and Kubica whose car produced a lot less downforce, but due to low aerodynamic efficiency they also have uncompetitive top speed.
CIRCUIT DE MONACO
QUALIFYING TOP SPEEDS
BEST SECTOR TIMES
Mercedes took another front row lockout in Monaco and Hamilton and Bottas set the fastest times in all three sectors.
Hamilton was faster in the first and third sectors while Bottas was fastest in the second. Their closest follower in the first sector was Vettel and Verstappen was closest Mercedes challenger in second and third sectors.
Williams’ drivers set the slowest time in all three sectors.