Cinturato wet and intermediate tyres seen in mixed conditions of qualifying at Spa
Once again over the course of this weekend Esteban Gutiérrez became a victim of technical issues and is P20.
Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button qualified P7 and P10 respectively.
Spa-Francorchamps served up a deluge of rain and hail in the build-up to qualifying but a thrilling session went ahead on time today for the Belgian Grand Prix.
The changeable wet conditions were not ideal for the FW36 and traffic on their out laps in Q3 hindered the driver’s ability to get the full performance from the car.
Sebastian Vettel: "I think the rain helped us..."
It's another Mercedes front row lock-out a Spa.
Phil Charles: "On the long runs JEV looked quite strong, while Daniil looked particularly good on the short runs..."
The first practice day for the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps didn’t go exactly according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team.
Romain Grosjean ended the second session with the fourteenth fastest time.
Sebastian Vettel did not participate in the afternoon practice session.
The threat of rain did not materialize in Spa-Francorchamps.
Ricardo Penteado: "JEV did a great job while Daniil was unlucky to spin on his fastest lap..."
Pastor Maldonado: “Everything on the car was working well until the second from last corner."
Nico Hulkenberg: "We need to be flexible with the strategy tomorrow as it’s usually difficult to overtake here.”
Eric Boullier: “We’ll push all the way to the finish tomorrow”
Valtteri Bottas challenged Sebastian Vettel for second, while Felipe Massa struggled with traffic in Q3.
A fuel leak saw Lewis Hamilton eliminated in the Q1 phase without setting a time.
Sebastian Vettel: "The nature of the circuit here suits us more than it did in Germany..."
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.