Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg faces no action for Monaco Grand Prix incident

Rosberg was fastest in qualifying for the second straight year in Monte Carlo, clocking a time of one minute and 15.989 seconds ahead of team-mate and world championship leader Lewis Hamilton.

However, a moment of contention marred Saturday’s session as Rosberg, who had taken provisional pole, came off the track at the Mirabeau turn on his last flying lap.

Hamilton, who was still on the circuit, had looked on course to challenge that time and claim top spot for himself, but yellow flags were waved due to Rosberg’s error, curtailing the Briton’s hopes of a fifth pole of the season.

It was revealed after qualifying that race stewards were investigating Rosberg’s incident, but it has since been announced that he will face no further action.

“No further action from the stewards. Nico Rosberg’s sixth pole for Mercedes confirmed,” Mercedes posted on their official Twitter account.

The official decision from the FIA, read: “The stewards examined video and telemetry date from the team and the FIA and could find no evidence of any offence related to the turn 5 incident.”

Hamilton cut a frustrated figure in the press conference after qualifying, but he remains well in contention for a fifth straight victory.

Elsewhere, it was decided that Caterham’s Marcus Ericsson will start Sunday’s race from the pit lane after an incident with Felipe Massa.

Massa let the Caterham driver through at Mirabeau in the latter stages of Q1, but Ericsson attempted to correct a slide and veered into the Williams driver, who had held a wide line, preventing the Brazilian from taking part in Q2.

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