Rosberg wins pole position for Brazilian Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg was the fastest in the qualifying for Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, and won fifth pole position in a row, again being faster than Lewis Hamilton.
Mercedes was totally dominant during Q1, while McLaren’s agony continued after Fernando Alonso parked his car at the side of the track. So, unlucky Spaniard was the first who failed to qualify for the second qualifying round and was followed by Manor’s pair Alexander Rossi and Will Stevens, Pastor Maldonado in Lotus and second McLaren driver Jenson Button.
Lewis Hamilton was on top after Q1 with a lap time 1:11.682, just ahead of Nico Rosberg, while Kimi Raikkonen in Ferrari was 0.5s behind. Nico Hulkenberg looked well during Q1 as he clinched fifth best lap time, 0.355s behind Sebastian Vettel on fourth.
In Q2 ‘Silver arrows’ early secured places in the final qualifying round, so Hamilton and Rosberg spent more time in the garage than on the track. Champion was fastest with 1:11.665, while out of Q3 were Felipe Nasr, Marcus Ericsson, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Romain Grosjean.
Knowing Interlagos is one of the shortest tracks, time gaps were very big, not just between Mercedes and the others. It was clear that Hamilton and Rosberg will fight for pole position and at the end German was faster 0.078s. Vettel will start from third and Raikkonen from fourth as Valtteri Bottas must serve three place grid penalty.