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Qualifying results - Spanish Grand Prix 2015 - Rosberg snatches pole as Toro Rosso beat Red Bull

Top three line up after qualifying
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

Nico Rosberg secured his first pole position of the season, beating teammate Lewis Hamilton to the top spot by over two tenths of a second. The pair were half a second faster than third place Sebastian Vettel, with Valtteri Bottas joining the Ferrari on the second row. Behind them, both the Toro Rosso rookies outqualified their Red Bull counterparts, with Daniel Ricciardo having to settle for tenth place.

McLaren saw both their drivers into Q2 for the first time this year, and Alonso finished just ahead of Button, scooping 13th place by one tenth of a second. Manor brought up the rear, as usual, with Force India and Sauber also struggling to find pace. Sergio Pérez was last of the main pack, three seconds off the pace, with Stevens and Merhi a further three and four seconds slower.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:24.68118
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:24.94817
3Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:25.45815
4Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:25.69416
5Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.13617
6Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.24920
7Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:26.41416
8Daniil KvyatInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:26.62916
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:26.75716
10Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:26.77016
11Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:27.37513
12Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:27.45013
13Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:27.76011
14Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:27.85412
15Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:28.00514
16Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:28.1126
17Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:28.3656
18Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:28.4427
19Will StevensManor Marussia F1 Team1:31.2006
20Roberto MerhiManor Marussia F1 Team1:32.0384