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Rosberg takes pole position for home race in Germany // Mercedes lock out the front row of the grid

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Rosberg takes pole position for home race in Germany
Credit: Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix
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Nico Rosberg secured pole position for the German Grand Prix, pipping Lewis Hamilton to the post on the final flying laps. Rosberg was under pressure, as he had been forced to give up his first timed lap in Q3 due to an electronic problem, the Mercedes crew hurriedly giving the car the once over in the garage. Nico scooped provisional pole on his second attempt, and although Lewis crossed the line after his teammate, he didn’t quite have enough to snatch the position back.

Red Bull were next in line, locking out the second row with Daniel Ricciardo ahead of Max Verstappen, and then two Ferraris. It was that sort of session, uneventful, you might call it, Williams and Force India rounded out the top ten.

Further back, Sauber struggled in the first qualifying session, finishing with both their drivers last on the grid. Daniil Kvyat was the surprise name out in Q3, although Kevin Magnussen also dropped out for Renault.