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British Grand Prix Qualifying: Rosberg on pole for Mercedes – Hamilton 6th

Sat, 05 Jul 2014

Nico Rosberg (pictured) takes pole for 2014 British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Nico Rosberg has taken pole position for tomorrow’s 2014 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, but team mate Lewis Hamilton made a complete mess of final qualifying and will start 6th in the┬árace. Hamilton decided that his final run wasn’t quick enough and aborted it because he was a bit down in the first two sectors, but the rest of the track had dried out more, and if he’d carried on with his lap he would have almost certainly have taken pole.

Behind Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel put his Red Bull in second place and McLaren’s Jenson Button took third followed by Nico Hulkenberg in the Force India and Kevin Magnussen in the second McLaren.

Williams managed to mis-judge the changing weather conditions so badly – as did Ferrari – that Bottas ended up qualifying in 17th, just ahead of Felipe Massa and the Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen with only the two Caterhams behind on the grid.

It’s a topsy turvy grid for tomorrow’s race thanks to both Williams and Ferrari mis-reading conditions – and Hamilton pulling out of his lap rather than doing the professional thing and pushing on to the end – but wet or dry it will make for a fascinating race.

And if it is wet, we could see the best results for McLaren this year.

 


By Cars UK