Formula 1
Rosberg on pole as Hamilton crashes
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Rosberg on pole as Hamilton crashes

Nico Rosberg claimed the pole position for the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim home track, but it was a sweet and bitter qualifying for Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Q1 when his right-front brake disc failed entering the Sachskurve and missed to enter the Q2.

Behind Rosberg, Williams claimed the second and third positions with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, whilst McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo completed the top five.

Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel finished sixth in the other Red Bull, just ahead the first Ferrari of Fernando Alonso and the impressive Daniil Kvyat in the Toro Rosso-Renault. The young Russian edged out the two Force Indias on row five as Niko Hulkenberg pipped his team mate Sergo Perez.


German Grand Prix - Qualifying

1Nico RosbergMercedes1:17.6311:17.1091:16.54017
2Valtteri BottasWilliams-Mercedes1:18.2151:17.3531:16.75915
3Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes1:18.3811:17.3701:17.07821
4Kevin MagnussenMcLaren-Mercedes1:18.2601:17.7881:17.21417
5Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing-Renault1:18.1171:17.8551:17.27319
6Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing-Renault1:18.1941:17.6461:17.57716
7Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:18.3891:17.8661:17.64919
8Daniil KvyatSTR-Renault1:18.5301:18.1031:17.96522
9Nico HulkenbergForce India-Mercedes1:18.9271:18.0171:18.01421
10Sergio PerezForce India-Mercedes1:18.9161:18.1611:18.03521
11Jenson ButtonMcLaren-Mercedes1:18.4251:18.19315
12Kimi RäikkönenFerrari1:18.5341:18.27313
13Jean-Eric VergneSTR-Renault1:18.4961:18.28514
14Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1:18.7391:18.78714
15Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1:18.8941:18.98314
16Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:18.6835
17Adrian SutilSauber-Ferrari1:19.1428
18Jules BianchiMarussia-Ferrari1:19.6768
19Pastor MaldonadoLotus-Renault1:20.1957
20Kamui KobayashiCaterham-Renault1:20.4087
21Max ChiltonMarussia-Ferrari1:20.4899
DNSMarcus EricssonCaterham-Renault
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