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Qualifying results - United States 2014 // Mercedes dominate, but it's an unusual turn at the top

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Vettel sat out most of qualifying
Credit: Mark Thompson/Getty

With fewer cars taking part, qualifying took on something of a new and unique form that was interesting to behold. Sebastian Vettel sacrificed one or two laps to make sure he was ready to race tomorrow, but the German will be starting from the pit lane after penalties are handed out. Adrian Sutil gave Sauber something to cheer about, scraping into the top ten. The team are still searching for their first points of the season and this could be their chance.

Meanwhile, at the top, Williams were best of the rest behind Mercedes but the inter-team battle at the German team took another turn. Lewis Hamilton has dominated all weekend so far, but couldn't string a cohesive lap together when it counted, allowing Nico Rosberg to snatch pole position.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.06720
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.44316
3Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:36.90619
4Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:37.20520
5Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:37.24417
6Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:37.61016
7Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:37.65517
8Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:37.70616
9Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:37.80422
10Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:38.81015
11Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:38.46716
12Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.55416
13Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:38.59816
14Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:38.69917
15Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:39.25010
16Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:39.55510
17Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:39.6213
18Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:39.6798

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