Da Costa grabs pole in close Monaco quali

Antonio Felix da Costa has taken his second pole position in three races this season as he beat group qualifying favourite Robin Frijns by just 0.012, with the top four separated by just six hundredths of a second.

Mitch Evans was just half a tenth down in third, just eight thousandths of a second ahead of Jean Eric Vergne in fourth. Max Gunther made his third superpole appearance of the season, but will start fifth following a bad lap for the BMWi Andretti driver.

Oliver Rowland set a lap quick enough for fifth, but his time was deleted as he didn’t get out on track in time, and will therefore start sixth.

Nick Cassidy will line up seventh on the grid ahead of Pascal Wehrlein, with Alex Lynn and Norman Nato rounding out the top ten.

Rene Rast will start 11th ahead of Alexander Sims, with Buemi 13th after the Nissan Driver was affected by a crash for Sergio Sette Camara while he was on his 250kw lap.

Valencia race winner Jake Dennis will start 14th ahead of top Mercedes EQ driver Stoffel Vandoorne and Sam Bird will start 16th. Both Vandoorne qualified in group one, but were unable to set a lap that would make it to Superpole. Whereas Frijns and Evans were able to progress from group one.

Lucas Di Grassi continues his poor run of form with 17th, Edoardo Mortara 18th, Andre Lotterer 19th and Nico Mueller 20th.

The two NIO 333s of Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Turvey were the slowest of those without issues, and will share the 11th row of the grid, while championship leader Nyck De Vries will start 23rd after his power mode was switched halfway round the lap, and had to complete his qualifying lap on 200kw.

Sette Camara, following that crash will start from the back of the grid.

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