Sebastian Vettel takes pole position ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen as Lewis Hamilton qualifies 5th.
As shown in this mornings practise, both Mercedes drivers could be beaten to pole position. Ferrari and Red Bull have looked strong all weekend could they take the first non Mercedes pole position of the Season?
Q1 and both Manor and Sauber cars of Will Stevens, Alexander Rossi, Marcus Ericsson and Felipe are eliminated with Lotuses Pastor Maldonado. Both McLaren’s make it through as Daniil Kvyat is quickest.
Q2 and both Force India and McLaren cars of Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso are eliminated with Torro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz. Sainz gets wide on his final run and hits the wall in Sector 3. Everyone who was on a quick lap is now delayed and yellow flags are put out. Vettel is quickest at the end of the session.
Q3 and Vettel puts in an amazing lap to get into the 1:43s and bags pole position. His lap is half a second quicker than 2nd place, Ricciardo and 1.415 quicker than Hamilton in 5th. Nico Rosberg lines up 6th with Romain Grosjean rounding out the top 10 in 10th.
1.Vettel 2.Ricciardo 3.Raikkonen 4.Kvyat 5.Hamilton 6.Rosberg 7.Bottas 8.Verstappen 9.Massa 10.Grosjean 11.Hulkenberg 12.Alonso 13.Perez 14.Sainz 15.Button 16.Nasr 17.Ericsson 18.Maldonado 19.Stevens 20.Rossi
A Mercedes driver not on pole! Wow. Ferrari and Red Bull are on form. Red Bull and McLaren have hoped for this race all year. What can Hamilton and Rosberg do from 5th and 6th. McLaren’s best chance of points all season but will they get it?