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Qualifying results - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2016 - Lewis Hamilton takes pole in championship title bid

Lewis Hamilton takes pole in championship title bid
Credit: Daimler AG

Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid for the final round of the 2016 season, with Lewis Hamilton scooping pole position for the race on Sunday. Rosberg did his best but had to settle for second place, with Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Räikkönen behind. Both the front runners are likely happy that Max Verstappen qualified further back, in sixth place, easing the pressure on them into the first corner.

Toro Rosso’s difficult weekend continued with both drivers dropping out in Q1, whilst Pascal Wehrlein capitalised on this to get into Q2 with his Manor. Button qualified 12th on his final race in F1, whilst Massa managed to squeeze into the top ten for his last hurrah.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:38.75512
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.05812
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:39.58917
4Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:39.60414
5Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:39.66114
6Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:39.81813
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.50112
8Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.51912
9Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:41.10617
10Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:41.21315
11Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:41.0849
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:41.27214
13Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:41.48016
14Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:41.56415
15Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:41.82014
16Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:41.99514
17Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.0039
18Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:42.1426
19Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:42.2478
20Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:42.2868
21Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.3939
22Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:42.6378