Nico Rosberg will start from pole for the sixth time this year.
Fernando and Kimi used both the Soft and Supersoft to be sure of making the cut from Q1 into Q2.
Monisha Kaltenborn: “This result reflects more or less where we stand at this point in time."
Daniil Kvyat: "The team did a great job in adjusting to the conditions out there and we managed to do a solid job, also considering where we qualified compared to some of our usual competitors."
Nico Hulkenberg ending the session in ninth just ahead of Sergio Perez in tenth.
Romain Grosjean qualified in fifteenth and Pastor Maldonado nineteenth after a searing hot qualifying session at the Hockenheimring for the German Grand Prix.
Eric Boullier: “We’ve started to turn the corner”
Both Williams drivers stayed towards the top of the field throughout qualifying eventually being beaten by only Nico Rosberg.
Thierry Salvi: "Staying close to the front will be difficult tomorrow, but on this old style track everything is possible.”
Lewis Hamilton suffering from a brake failure and a crash that ended his session during Q1.
A German driver in a German car has earned pole position for the German GP.
A wide variety of potential strategies predicted: Two stops most likely.
Due to a penalty from the Austrian Grand Prix, Esteban Gutiérrez will start from 20th on the grid.
Romain Grosjean: "Unfortunately in Q2 I had a yellow flag in turn six otherwise I think that I would have been through to Q3."
Sergio Perez qualifying in seventh place.
Eric Boullier: “A topsy-turvy session, and lady luck inevitably played her part”
Daniel Ricciardo: "We really thought the track wouldn’t get quicker, Vettel only went out as he didn’t have a time at that point.”
Lewis Hamilton failed to set a time on his final lap after choosing to abort his run at the end of sector one, he will start P6.
Felipe Massa: "It was really a missed opportunity to get the car in a good position for tomorrow."
Rosberg was able to retake pole just as the checkered flag flew on the session Saturday.
Two pit stops anticipated, making strategy key on a circuit where overtaking is difficult.
Both Sauber drivers struggled particularly in turn eight with the inconsistent balance of the car.
Eric Boullier: “Rome wasn’t built in a day – Woking may take longer – but we’re getting there.”
Sergio Perez is expected to start the race from P16 following a 5-place grid penalty.
Valtteri Bottas led the way from Nico Rosberg until the final moments with a great lap securing his front row position alongside his teammate.
Romain Grosjean: “It’s no secret that we’ve struggled so far this weekend."
Lewis failed to set a time in Q3 after a mistake at Turn 8 on his first run and a spin at Turn 2 on his second run.
James Key: "I think he could have done even better but with a seventh position on the grid we can't complain at all."
Williams shocked us all and took both first and second for this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix.
Higher temperatures make tyres work harder but wear and degradation remain low.
While going into a corner Esteban Gutiérrez spun and hit the wall.
Nico Hulkenberg: "It’s a circuit where overtaking is possible and history has shown that anything can happen here.”