2014 British GP (Silverstone): Formula One F1 Qualifying Results - Rosberg, Mercedes On Pole!
By Mike Sulka
In rainy conditions, Nico Rosberg and his No. 6 Mercedes has taken a thrilling Formula One F1 pole for the 2014 British Grand Prix on the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom with a lap of 1:35.766. For Rosberg, it is his fourth pole of the 2014 season, and 8th of his Formula One F1 career. It is also Rosberg's first career pole at the British Grand Prix. His last Pole came at the Grand Prix of Canada.
For Mercedes it is the team's eighth Pole of the 2014 Formula One F1 season.
Also qualifying on the front row was Sebastian Vettel and his No. 1 Red Bull with a lap of 1:37.386.
Jenson Button and his No. 22 McLaren will start third with Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), and Kevin Magnussen (McLaren) just behind.
Lewis Hamilton and his No. 44 Mercedes failed to turn a time on his final run, after sitting on provisional pole. He'll start sixth after blowing an opportunity to make up ground on Rosberg. He told his team in the middle sector that he couldn't go faster and aborted his lap while Rosberg stuck with it to take Pole. Five other drivers improved their time.
Seventh quick was Sergio Perez (Force India) followed by Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), Daniel Kvyat (Toro Rosso) and Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso).
One of the big moments in qualifying was the failure of both the Ferrari and Williams teams to make it out of Q1 qualifying. Both teams were caught out by the tricky conditions and made the wrong call. Fernando Alonso had the best opportunity to make it through, but spun and was unable to complete a lap on slicks. It was the first time since 2010 Malaysia - that both Ferrari would fail to make it out of Q1. For Williams, who were on top of the world in Austria, they came back to earth with a thud with both Felipe Massa - Austrian Grand Prix pole sitter - and Valtteri Bottas being knocked out.
KO'd in Q1: Adrian Sutil (Sauber), Pastor Maldonado (Lotus), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Max Chilton (Marussia), Jules Bianchi (Marussia) and Romain Grosjean (Lotus).
KO'd in Q1: Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham), Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), Felipe Massa (Williams), and Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
Next up is the 2014 British Grand Prix, with the jumbled grid it is sure to be a wild race.
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