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Sebastian Vettel Pole in Monaco After Yet Another Flat Qualifying

 The qualifying sessions in the 2011 season have, frankly, been pretty appalling so far. With the new degrading tyres, it has become so important to save them that drivers don’t seem to fight right down to the wire anymore.This has led to generally flat opening sessions and very poor final "shootouts," as, more often than not, the teams who fail to set the bar in their first hot laps tend to bow out for fear of wasting crucial strategic tyre wear for Sunday’s race.There was a blip of excitement when a red flag set the scene for a potential "one lap to rule them all scenario" in the final two minutes of qualifying. But even then the teams were so preoccupied with preserving tyres that the final seconds turned into a glorifie...

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