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Starting grid - United States Grand Prix 2016 // Hamilton starts US GP on pole

Hamilton starts US GP on pole
Credit: Daimler AG

There are no penalties affecting the starting grid in Austin, with Lewis Hamilton starting the race from the front, alongside teammate Nico Rosberg. Red Bull and Ferrari lock out the next two grid rows, and then it is the Force India/Williams battle in front of our very eyes. Hülkenberg qualified ahead of both the Williams drivers, with Sainz then pushing Pérez down a further position.

Towards the back, Button starts far down the grid, much to his disappointment, whilst Sauber's Felipe Nasr and Manor's Esteban Ocon settle on the back row of the field.

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