Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying: Rosberg claims pole position after dominating qualifying at Marina Bay

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Nico Rosberg will start on pole position in tomorrow’s race after dominating qualifying at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Rosberg managed to beat Riccardo by half a second with team mate Lewis Hamilton in third after failing to recover after missing turn 2. The big question now is whether Rosberg will reclaim the lead in the title race tomorrow or will Lewis manage to cruise back to victory?

 

 

Sergio Perez will start from P18 after being handed an 8- place grid drop penalty for being found guilty of two infractions under waved double-yellows during Romain Grosjean's crash in Q2. No luck for Ferrari as Sebastian Vettel found himself eliminated in Q1 after a suspension problem prevented him setting a competitive time. With only 1m 37s left, Vettel resigned and will now start at the back of the grid.

 

 

Amazing lap times from Red Bull as both drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo were proved to be the quickest in first practice on Friday, six-tenths of a second up on the two Mercedes and the quickest during Q2 on the super soft tyres. Riccardo took second place with 1m 43.115s and team mate Verstappen taking fourth with 1m 43.328s.

 

Qualifying Results

 

Pos

No

Driver

Car

Q1

Q2

Q3

Laps

1

6

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

1:45.316

1:43.020

1:42.584

12

2

3

Daniel Ricciardo

Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer

1:44.255

1:43.933

1:43.115

12

3

44

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes

1:45.167

1:43.471

1:43.288

12

4

33

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer

1:45.036

1:44.112

1:43.328

12

5

7

Kimi Räikkönen

Ferrari

1:44.964

1:44.159

1:43.540

12

6

55

Carlos Sainz

Toro Rosso Ferrari

1:45.499

1:44.493

1:44.197

14

7

26

Daniil Kvyat

Toro Rosso Ferrari

1:45.291

1:44.475

1:44.469

15

8

27

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India Mercedes

1:46.081

1:44.737

1:44.479

17

9

14

Fernando Alonso

McLaren Honda

1:45.373

1:44.653

1:44.553

15

10

11

Sergio Perez

Force India Mercedes

1:45.204

1:44.703

1:44.582

20

11

77

Valtteri Bottas

Williams Mercedes

1:46.086

1:44.740

 

11

12

19

Felipe Massa

Williams Mercedes

1:46.056

1:44.991

 

11

13

22

Jenson Button

McLaren Honda

1:45.262

1:45.144

 

13

14

21

Esteban Gutierrez

Haas Ferrari

1:45.465

1:45.593

 

12

15

8

Romain Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

1:45.609

1:45.723

 

11

16

9

Marcus Ericsson

Sauber Ferrari

1:46.427

1:47.827

 

12

17

20

Kevin Magnussen

Renault

1:46.825

   

9

18

12

Felipe Nasr

Sauber Ferrari

1:46.860

   

8

19

30

Jolyon Palmer

Renault

1:46.960

   

9

20

94

Pascal Wehrlein

MRT Mercedes

1:47.667

   

8

21

31

Esteban Ocon

MRT Mercedes

1:48.296

   

9

22

5

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari

1:49.116

   

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