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Qualifying results - Mexican Grand Prix 2016 - Hülkenberg secures surprise fifth place in Mexico

Hülkenberg secures surprise fifth place in Mexico
Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team

Lewis Hamilton managed to take pole position ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, with Rosberg improving on his final lap to move from fourth to second place. Red Bull were next in line, once again, but it was Nico Hülkenberg that sprung a surprise and hustled his Force India into fifth place. There were two Williams in the top ten, whilst Carlos Sainz rounded out the field in Q3.

Further back, Pascal Wehrlein got into Q2 but went no further than 16th. Jolyon Palmer was unable to participate in qualifying after cracking the chassis of his Renault over the kerbs in final practice. Romain Grosjean finished last, then, after locking up on his first flying lap, running out of fuel on his second, and being held up by his teammate spinning on his final attempt.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:18.70418
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:18.95822
3Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:19.05414
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:19.13315
5Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:19.33022
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:19.37621
7Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:19.38117
8Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:19.55120
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:20.03219
10Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:20.37822
11Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:20.28212
12Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:20.28714
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:20.67317
14Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:21.13118
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:21.53615
16Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:21.78517
17Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:21.4019
18Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:21.4544
19Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:21.6929
20Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:21.88110
21Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:21.91610
22Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 TeamNo time0