Japanese GP qualifying results: Rosberg clinches pole

Mercedes drivers never give up. Bottas in third.

Nico Rosberg leads his teammate by only two tenth and gets his well deserved pole position. Another Mercedes-powered teammates Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa are in third and fours respecively.

Both Ferrari made it to get into Q3, but it's only fifth for Fernando Alonso whose future still remains in doubt and 10th for his teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

Daniel Ricciardo once again in front of four times world champion. P6 for Daniel, P9 for Sebastian and McLaren drivers between them.

 

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 01:33.671 01:32.950 01:32.506 13
2 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:33.611 01:32.982 01:32.703 13
3 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 01:34.301 01:33.443 01:33.128 16
4 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 01:34.483 01:33.551 01:33.527 16
5 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 01:34.497 01:34.675 01:33.740 16
6 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 01:35.593 01:34.466 01:34.075 17
7 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 01:34.930 01:34.229 01:34.242 16
8 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 01:35.150 01:34.648 01:34.317 17
9 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 01:35.517 01:34.784 01:34.432 17
10 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 01:34.984 01:34.771 01:34.548 16
11 25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 01:35.155 01:34.984   14
12 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 01:35.439 01:35.089   13
13 26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 01:35.210 01:35.092   13
14 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 01:35.000 01:35.099   13
15 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 01:35.736 01:35.364   14
16 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 01:35.308 01:35.681   14
17 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 01:35.917     9
18 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 01:35.984     10
19 9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 01:36.813     6
20 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 01:36.943     8
21 10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 01:37.015     9
22 4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 01:37.481     8

 

For the complete results, visit our Formula One result pages.

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Series Formula 1
Event Japanese GP
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Track Suzuka
Drivers Jenson Button , Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Felipe Massa , Nico Rosberg , Pastor Maldonado , Sebastian Vettel , Kamui Kobayashi , Adrian Sutil , Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez , Romain Grosjean , Daniel Ricciardo , Max Chilton , Esteban Gutierrez , Marcus Ericsson , Jules Bianchi , Valtteri Bottas , Jean-Eric Vergne , Kevin Magnussen , Daniil Kvyat
Teams Ferrari , Red Bull Racing , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Force India , Williams
Article type Qualifying report