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Qualifying results - Chinese Grand Prix 2015 - Close teammate fights at top and tail of the Shanghai grid

Rosberg just missed out again
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton scooped his third pole position of three races this year, with just four hundredths of a second between his pole winning time and that of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg. The real fight in the top ten came for third place, with both Williams drivers scrapping for position but ending up missing out to Sebastian Vettel.

At the other end of the field, the McLaren drivers were even closer, with just four thousandths of a second between them - but both dropped out in Q1. Manor were also well off the pace, but squeezed inside the 107% cut off to guarantee a spot on the grid for both drivers. Ahead of them, Force India were disappointed to only get one driver into Q2, and even then Sergio Pérez couldn't make any impact on the second session.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.78212
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.82412
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:36.68717
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:36.95415
5Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:37.14315
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:37.23217
7Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.54018
8Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:37.90520
9Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:38.06716
10Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:38.15815
11Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:38.13413
12Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:38.20913
13Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.39314
14Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.53814
15Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.29010
16Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:39.2166
17Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:39.2766
18Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:39.2808
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:42.0916
20Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:42.8428