2014 JAPANESE GP: ROSBERG BETTER THEN HAMILTON FOR POLE

Nico Rosberg bounced back from the disappointment of losing his championship lead to team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Singapore by comfortably claiming his eighth pole position of the season in Suzuka, his first at the circuit, beating Hamilton to the front of the Japanese Grand Prix grid by two tenths of a second. Williams locked out the second row of the grid with Valtteri Bottas third ahead of team-mate Felipe Massa. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was fifth, for the sixth time this season.

QUALIFYING SESSION FOR 2014 JAPANESE GP

 P.    DRIVER              TEAM          TIME       GAP   
 1. Nico Rosberg        Mercedes AMG   1:32.506
 2. Lewis Hamilton      Mercedes AMG   1:32.703  +  0.197
 3. Valtteri Bottas     Williams       1:33.128  +  0.622
 4. Felipe Massa        Williams       1:33.527  +  1.021
 5. Fernando Alonso     Ferrari        1:33.740  +  1.234
 6. Daniel Ricciardo    Red Bull       1:34.075  +  1.569
 7. Kevin Magnussen     McLaren        1:34.242  +  1.736
 8. Jenson Button       McLaren        1:34.317  +  1.811
 9. Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull       1:34.432  +  1.926
10. Kimi Räikkönen      Ferrari        1:34.542  +  2.036
    Q2 Fastest time: Nico Rosberg 1:32.950               
11. Jean-Eric Vergne    Toro Rosso     1:34.984  +  2.034
12. Sergio Perez        Force India    1:35.089  +  2.139
13. Daniil Kvyat        Toro Rosso     1:35.092  +  2.142
14. Nico Hulkenberg     Force India    1:35.099  +  2.149
15. Adrian Sutil        Sauber         1:35.364  +  2.414
16. Esteban Gutierrez   Sauber         1:35.681  +  2.731
    Q1 Fastest time: Lewis Hamilton 1:33.611             
17. Pastor Maldonado    Lotus          1:35.917  +  2.306
18. Romain Grosjean     Lotus          1:35.984  +  2.373
19. Marcus Ericsson     Caterham       1:36.813  +  3.202
20. Jules Bianchi       Marussia       1:36.943  +  3.332
21. Kamui Kobayashi     Caterham       1:37.015  +  3.404
22. Max Chilton        Marussia        1:37.481  +  3.870
    107% време: 1:40.163