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Qualifying results - Singapore Grand Prix 2016 - Vettel qualifies last as Rosberg snatches up pole position

Vettel qualifies last after suspension trouble on his Ferrari
Credit: Scuderia Ferrari

Qualifying at the Marina Bay circuit got underway with something of a surprise, as Sebastian Vettel failed to get out of the first session due to suspension trouble on his Ferrari. He finished last which meant Ferrari couldn't mount a full challenge at a track Mercedes are considered to be vulnerable at.

Meanwhile, Jenson Button collided with the wall at the end of Q2 which meant he didn't get through to the top ten shoot-out, but teammate Fernando Alonso did. Romain Grosjean also had an issue in Q2, bringing out the yellow flags which stopped several drivers completing their final flying laps - both Williams drivers suffered at the hands of this poor timing and missed out on the top ten.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:42.58412
2Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:43.11512
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:43.28812
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:43.32812
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:43.54012
6Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:44.19714
7Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:44.46915
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:44.47917
9Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:44.55315
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:44.58220
11Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:44.74011
12Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:44.99111
13Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:45.14413
14Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:45.59312
15Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:45.72311
16Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:47.82714
17Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:46.8259
18Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:46.8608
19Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:46.9609
20Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:47.6678
21Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:48.2969
22Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:49.1164