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Qualifying results - China 2014 // Lewis Hamilton sweeps to British pole position record

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Top 3 in qualifying give a wave
Credit: Daimler AG

Lewis Hamilton was almost untouchable throughout the entire qualifying session but the same cannot be said for his Mercedes teammate. Nico Rosberg ended up fourth fastest, after spinning on his final flying lap, and allowing both the Red Bull drivers ahead of him.

Pastor Maldonado failed to start qualifying, after his Free Practice 3 sensor problem was unable to be fixed in time for the sessions to begin. On the flip side, Romain Grosjean got into Q3, settling for tenth place on the grid - a good result for the struggling Lotus team.

Kimi Räikkönen dropped out of qualifying in the second session, whilst Fernando Alonso surged to fifth place. The two Williams drivers finished behind the Spaniard, putting together a good qualifying in the wet conditions.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:53.86021
2Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:54.45523
3Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:54.96023
4Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:55.14322
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:55.63721
6Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:56.14724
7Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:56.28224
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:56.36623
9Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:56.77323
10Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:57.07922
11Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:56.86017
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:56.96317
13Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:57.28918
14Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:57.39317
15Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:57.67517
16Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:58.26417
17Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:58.98810
18Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:59.26010
19Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:59.32610
20Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team2:00.64610
21Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team2:00.86510
DNQPastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time0

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