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Qualifying results - Austrian Grand Prix 2015 - Kimi drops out in Q2 as Hamilton collects another pole

Grosjean kept in the garage by brake issue
Credit: Lotus F1 Team

Pole position went to Lewis Hamilton yet again, as the defending champion beat his teammate to the top spot by two hundredths of a second. In attempting to beat their times, both Hamilton and Rosberg ran off track on their final laps, meaning the positions remained unchanged in the end. The track was damp to start with but quickly started drying – Merhi beat Manor teammate Stevens, and Alonso beat Button, but both McLaren drivers have significant penalties to take for the race.

Kimi Räikkönen was a surprise drop out in Q2, eventually finishing 14th, which in turn allowed Felipe Nasr and both Lotus drivers through to the top ten. Romain Grosjean was barely a feature of Q3 though, as a brake issue kept him in the garage.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:08.45530
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:08.65531
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:08.81021
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:09.19227
5Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:09.27822
6Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:09.31926
7Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:09.61228
8Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:09.69432
9Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:09.71329
10Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 TeamNo time22
11Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:10.37422
12Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:10.42620
13Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:10.46523
14Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:10.48211
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:10.73622
16Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:12.52213
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:12.63212
18Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:12.86710
19Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:14.07112
20Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:15.36811