Lewis Hamilton will start the Chinese Grand Prix from pole position for the fifth time in his career

CCTBItjUkAACQDHLewis Hamilton will start tomorrow’s Chinese Grand Prix from pole position after edging out Mercedes teammate and probably championship rival Nico Rosberg in qualifying at the Shanghai International Circuit on Saturday.

The defending Formula 1 world champion had dominated proceedings in practice, and carried this form into qualifying by producing a scintillating final lap in Q3 that was good enough to secure him a fifth pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix.

However, he was very nearly denied pole by Rosberg, who fell just 0.042 seconds short in the final stage of qualifying, leaving him frustrated in second place on the grid ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa.

Chinese Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:38.285 1:36.423 1:35.782 Leader 12
2 6 Nico Roseberg 1:38.496 1:36.747 1:35.824 -0.042 12
3 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:37.502 1:36.957 1:36.687 -0.863 17
4 19 Felipe Massa 1:38.433 1:37.357 1:36.954 -0.267 15
5 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:38.014 1:37.763 1:37.143 -0.189 15
6 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:37.790 1:37.109 1:37.232 -0.089 17
7 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:38.534 1:37.939 1:37.540 -0.308 18
8 8 Romain Grojean 1:38.209 1:38.063 1:37.905 -0.365 20
9 12 Felipe Nasr 1:38.521 1:38.017 1:38.067 -0.162 16
10 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:38.941 1:38.127 1:38.158 -0.091 15
11 13 Pastor Maldonado 1:38.563 1:38.134 Eliminated 0.024 13
12 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:39.051 1:38.209 Eliminated -0.075 13
13 33 Max Verstappen 1:38.387 1:38.393 Eliminated -0.184 14
14 11 Sergio Perez 1:38.903 1:38.538 Eliminated -0.145 14
15 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:38.622 1:39.290 Eliminated -0.513 10
16 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:39.216 Eliminated -0.165 6
17 22 Jenson Button 1:39.276 Eliminated -0.060 6
18 14 Fernando Alonso 1:39.280 Eliminated -0.004 8
19 28 Will Stevens 1:42.091 Eliminated -2.811 6
20 98 Roberto Merhi 1:42.842 Eliminated -0.751 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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