Hamilton Beats Team Mate for Spanish GP Pole

Spanish F1 Grand Prix - QualifyingLewis Hamilton has secured pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix after edging out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg during the final stage of qualifying at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona today, marking his first pole at the race.

The British driver posted a fastest lap time of 1:25.232 to finish one-tenth clear of Rosberg, as the Silver Arrows locked out the front row of the grid for the fourth time this season.

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg lock out the front row, with Ricciardo from Bottas.

Maldonado spun his car coming out of Turn 3 and when straight into the wall. Maldonado never had a chance to set a lap time in Q1. Q1 was red flagged to clear Maldonado’s Lotus from the track.

Hamilton ran over the dirt at Turn 5 in Q1, was able to keep going with no problems.

Sutil was only two-tenths down on team mate Gutierrez in the new, lightweight Sauber, But it was enough to cost the German a place in Q2.

Magnussen wasn’t able to make a run in Q2, due to his McLaren having a technical problem of some sorts. The team would say what the problem was.

Vergne didn’t make a run in Q2, Vergne said they just decided to opt out due to his penalty. With his ten-place penalty, that means Vergne will be at the back of the grid for the start of the race tomorrow.

Vettel stopped his Red Bull car at Turn 3, he radio his team saying he had no drive, suspected gearbox problem. Replay suggest he had a problem even as he was exiting the pit lane.

Can Lewis take the lead of the championship? Tune in from 7:30am ET on NBCSN and Live Extra tomorrow to find out.

Spanish GP Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 L. Hamiton 1:27.238 1:26.210 1:25.232
2 6 N. Roseberg 1:26.764 1:26.088 1:25.400
3 3 D. Ricciardo 1:28.053 1:26.613 1:26.285
4 77 V. Bottas 1:28.198 1:27.563 1:26.632
5 8 R. Grojean 1:28.472 1:27.258 1:26.960
6 7 K. Raikkonen 1:28.308 1:27.335 1:27.104
7 14 F. Alonso 1:28.329 1:27.602 1:27.140
8 22 J. Button 1:28.279 1:27.570 1:27.335
9 19 F. Massa 1:28.061 1:27.016 1:27.402
10 1 S. Vettel 1:27.958 1:27.052 0.000
11 27 N. Hulkenberg 1:28.155 1:27.685 Eliminated
12 11 S. Perez 1:28.469 1:28.002 Eliminated
13 26 D. Kvyat 1:28.074 1:28.039 Eliminated
14 21 E. Gutierrez 1:28.374 1:28.280 Eliminated
15 20 K. Magnussen 1:28.389 0.000 Eliminated
16 25 J. Vergne* 1:28.194 0.000 Eliminated
17 99 A. Sutil 1:28.563 Eliminated Eliminated
18 4 M. Chilton 1:29.586 Eliminated Eliminated
19 17 J. Bianchi 1:30.177 Eliminated Eliminated
20 9 M. Ericsson 1:30.312 Eliminated Eliminated
21 10 K. Kobayashi 1:30.375 Eliminated Eliminated
22 13 P. Maldonado 0.000 Eliminated Eliminated

*Vergne will move to the back of the grid for the start of the Spanish GP, due to his 10 grid place penalty from FP2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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