Hamilton Takes Pole in China

Lewis Hamilton pipped team mate Nico Rosberg at the Shanghai International Circuit to claim pole for tomorrow’s grand prix by mere thousandths of a second. It is the third pole for Hamilton in three races so far in 2015. Behind the Mercedes duo line up Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari and Felipe Massa for Williams. Their team mate’s Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen make for an all Finish third row. Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean and the Saubers of Nasr and Ericsson round out the top 10. Tune in to see if the Ferrari or Williams drivers have anything Hamilton and Rosberg need to worry about tomorrow. Here is how the grid will line up for the Chinese Grand Prix.

  1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:35.782
  2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:35.824
  3. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:36.687
  4. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1:36.954
  5. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1:37.143
  6. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:37.232
  7. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:37.540
  8. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1:37.905
  9. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, 1:38.067
  10. Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, 1:38.158
  11. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, 1:38.134
  12. Danill Kvyat, Red Bull, 1:38.209
  13. Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, 1:38.393
  14. Carlos Sainz Jr, Toro Rosso, 1:38.538
  15. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1:39.209
  16. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1:39.216
  17. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1:39.276
  18. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, 1:39.280
  19. Will Stevens, Manor, 1:42.091
  20. Roberto Merhi, Manor, 1:42.842

    Photo: Mercedes


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