Lewis Hamilton has praised Michael Schumacher's Monaco qualifying effort and believes the 43-year-old will be a threat in the race despite his grid penalty.
Schumacher's Mercedes topped Q3, nearly 0.3 seconds faster than Hamilton's McLaren, but will start sixth due to a penalty for his clash with Bruno Senna at the Spanish Grand Prix Hamilton was impressed with Schumacher's effort, but said it was not a shock to him.
"I'm not surprised – the car has been quick all weekend and he has won here five times before," said Hamilton. "Michael did a really great job – not bad for an old timer! It's great to see him performing so well. Big congratulations to him."
Hamilton believes Schumacher and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will be in contention for the win tomorrow, too.
"The Mercedes was incredibly quick today," he added. "I know Michael has a penalty, but he will still be very quick tomorrow."