Rosberg and Hamilton secure pole for mercedes.
Nico Rosberg took pole position in the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton with Championship leader Sebastian Vettel in third place.
1. N. Rosberg – Mercedes
2. L. Hamilton – Mercedes
3. S. Vettel – Red Bull
4. K. Raikkonen – Lotus
5. F. Alonso – Ferrari
6. F. Massa – Ferrari
7. R. Grosjean – Lotus
8. M. Webber – Red Bull
9. S.Perez – McLaren
10. P. Di Resta – Force India
Hamilton’s minor disappointment was nothing compared to the problems of his former McLaren teammate
Jenson Button’s miserable start to the 2014 Formula One season took a turn for the worse after a disastrous qualifying session which will see the McLaren driver start from 14th in tomorrow as Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid.
To add insult to injury for Button, fresh from his on-track tussle with new teammate Sergio Perez in Bahrain, it was the young Mexican who provided a modicum of cheer for his team by making the top 10 shootout before eventually qualifying in ninth, five positions ahead of his more experienced team-mate.
Qualifying at the Circuit de Catalunya started almost as slowly as Button’s McLaren as once again no driver was particularly eager to do the job of cleaning up the track in these days where concerns regarding tyre wear are paramount.
But the grandstands were finally treated to the wail of a V8 engine when Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo finally emerged form the pits with Q1 already almost five minutes old.
The middles to lower order teams soon followed as the big boys bided their time in the garage, the Lotus pair of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean the first of the frontrunners to put in a banker.
To the delight of the locals, Fernando Alonso did not leave it too much longer to give the grandstands a glimpse of his Ferrari – the Spaniard briefly occupying the top of the timesheet after a first run on the harder prime tyre.
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