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Qualifying results - United States Grand Prix 2016 // Button frustrated after Q1 incident with Palmer

Button frustrated after Q1 incident with Palmer
Credit: McLaren Honda

The pace Red Bull showed in practice fell away drastically when it counted, as the team had to settle for the second row once again. Hamilton scooped pole position, with Rosberg missing out and securing second place on the grid. Nico Hülkenberg put in a strong performance in his Force India to snatch seventh on the grid, a full half a second quicker than those behind him.

Crucially for the Force India and Williams battle, however, the latter got both of their drivers into Q3 with Carlos Sainz rounding out the top ten for Toro Rosso. In the first session, Jolyon Palmer found himself in the way of Jenson Button, with both drivers left fuming. Palmer’s race engineer apologised to him over the radio but Jolyon got through to Q2, whilst Button was knocked out, ending up in 19th place.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:34.99913
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:35.21513
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:35.50912
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:35.74712
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:36.13112
6Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:36.35813
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:36.62812
8Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:37.11612
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:37.26912
10Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.32614
11Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:37.35310
12Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:37.41711
13Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:37.48012
14Esteban GutiérrezHaas F1 Team1:37.77310
15Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:37.9359
16Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:39.35611
17Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:38.3088
18Kevin MagnussenRenault Sport F1 Team1:38.3176
19Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:38.3276
20Pascal WehrleinManor Racing MRT1:38.5489
21Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:38.5838
22Esteban OconManor Racing MRT1:38.8068