Lewis Hamilton on pole position for tomorrow’s Spanish GP, ahead of Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo

CiassH6WkAUJEckHamilton will start Sunday’s Barcelona race from pole position after beating Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by three-tenths of a second in qualifying. Meanwhile, Ferrari were outgunned by Red Bull as Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen took the row-two grid places.

Kimi Raikkonen was fifth in the leading scarlet car, immediately ahead of team mate Sebastian Vettel. Then came Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz and Force India’s Sergio Perez. Fernando Alonso completed the top ten as McLaren made Q3 for the first time since 2014.

The Q2 phase accounted for Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, McLaren’s Jenson Button, Toro Rosso returnee Daniil Kvyat, Haas’s Romain Grosjean, Renault’s Kevin Magnussen and Esteban Gutierrez in the second Haas.

Felipe Massa was the big scalp in Q1, as an apparent timing error from Williams left the Brazilian 18th. Eliminated with him in the opening phase were Renault’s Jolyon Palmer, the Saubers of Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr, and the Manors of Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto.

Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Q1 Q2 Q3 Gap Laps
1 44 Lewis Hamiton 1:23.214 1:22.159 1:22.000 Leader 13
2 6 Nico Roseberg 1:23.002 1:22.759 1:22.280 -0.280 12
3 3 Daniel Ricciardo 1:23.749 1:23.585 1:22.680 -0.400 12
4 33 Max Verstappen 1:23.578 1:23.178 1:23.087 -0.407 12
5 7 Kimi Raikkonen 1:23.796 1:23.504 1:23.113 -0.026 14
6 5 Sebastian Vettel 1:24.124 1:23.688 1:23.334 -0.221 12
7 77 Valtteri Bottas 1:24.251 1:24.023 1:23.522 -0.188 12
8 11 Sergio Perez 1:24.698 1:24.003 1:23.782 -0.260 16
9 14 Fernando Alonso 1:24.578 1:24.192 1:23.981 -0.199 12
10 55 Carlos Sainz Jr 1:24.496 1:23.077 0:00.000 -0.096 11
11 27 Nico Hulkenberg 1:24.463 1:24.203 Eliminated -0.126 13
12 22 Jenson Button 1:24.583 1:24.348 Eliminated -0.145 12
13 26 Daniil Kvyat 1:24.696 1:24.445 Eliminated -0.097 11
14 8 Romain Grojean 1:24.716 1:24.480 Eliminated -0.035 12
15 20 Kevin Magnussen 1:24.669 1:24.625 Eliminated -0.145 12
16 21 Esteban Gutierrez 1:24.406 1:24.778 Eliminated -0.153 12
17 30 Jolyon Palmer 1:24.903 Eliminated -0.125 6
18 19 Felipe Massa 1:24.941 Eliminated -0.038 4
19 9 Marcus Ericsson 1:25.202 Eliminated -0.261 8
20 12 Felipe Nasr 1:25.579 Eliminated -0.377 8
21 94 Pascal Wehrlein 1:25.745 Eliminated -0.166 9
22 88 Rio Haryanto 1:25.939 Eliminated -0.194 9

 

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