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Qualifying results - German Grand Prix 2016 - Rosberg scoops home pole position in tight tussle for top spot

Rosberg scoops home pole position in tight tussle for top spot
Credit: Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd

Rosberg continued his domination in Germany by taking pole position for his home race, but it wasn’t as easy as his previous sessions. Lewis Hamilton looked set to be going fast enough for pole, after Rosberg had to abort his first flying lap due to some kind of electrical issue. However, Lewis locked up on his final lap which allowed Nico to move back ahead and secure the front grid slot.

Red Bull were on the second row, and Ferrari locked out the third row. Behind them, Force India and Williams scrapped for the rest of the top ten positions, with Force India winning out each time. It was a mixed day for Haas, as Gutiérrez just missed out on the top ten, whilst Grosjean was 15th but takes a gearbox penalty. Daniil Kvyat dropped out in Q1, whilst the Sauber team saw both drivers on the final row of the grid.

1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:14.36312
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:14.47012
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:14.72614
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:14.83412
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:15.14212
6Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:15.31514
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:15.51015
8Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:15.53012
9Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:15.53717
10Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:15.61513
11Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:15.88314
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:15.90914
13Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:15.98912
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:16.04111
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:16.08614
16Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:16.65514
17Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:16.7168
18Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:16.71710
19Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:16.8766
20Rio HaryantoManor Racing MRT1:16.9779
21Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:17.1236
22Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:17.2386