Sunday, October 23, 2016

2016 UNITED STATES GP: HAMILTON EDGES ROSBERG FOR DEBUT POLE ON COTA

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by two tenths of a second to land his first US Grand Prix pole at the Circuit of the Americas, with Daniel Ricciardo taking third place. The Red Bull Racing driver will be joined on row two by team-mate Max Verstappen, while Ferrari locked out row three, with Kimi Raikkonen finishing ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

                    2016 United States Grand Prix – Qualifying
 P.    DRIVER            TEAM       TIME       GAP 
 1. Lewis Hamilton    Mercedes AMG 1:34.999
 2. Nico Rosberg      Mercedes AMG 1:35.215 + 0.216
 3. Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull     1:35.509 + 0.510
 4. Max Verstappen    Red Bull     1:35.747 + 0.748
 5. Kimi Raikkonen    Ferrari      1:36.131 + 1.132
 6. Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari      1:36.358 + 1.359
 7. Nico Hulkenberg   Force India  1:36.628 + 1.629
 8. Valtteri Bottas   Williams     1:37.116 + 2.117
 9. Felipe Massa      Williams     1:37.269 + 2.270
10. Carlos Sainz JR.  Toro Rosso   1:37.326 + 2.327
    Q2 Fastest Time: Daniel Ricciardo 1:36.255     
11. Sergio Perez      Force India  1:37.353 + 1.098
12. Fernando Alonso   McLaren      1:37.417 + 1.162
13. Daniil Kvyat      Toro Rosso   1:37.480 + 1.225
14. Esteban Gutierrez Haas         1:37.773 + 1.518
15. Jolyon Palmer     Renault      1:37.935 + 1.680
16. Marcus Ericsson   Sauber       1:39.356 + 3.101
    Q1 Fastest Time: Lewis Hamilton 1:36.296       
17. Romain Grosjean   Haas         1:38.308 + 2.012
18. Kevin Magnussen   Renault      1:38.317 + 2.021
19. Jenson Button     McLaren      1:38.327 + 2.031
20. Pascal Wehrlein   Manor        1:38.548 + 2.252
21. Felipe Nasr       Sauber       1:38.583 + 2.287
22. Esteban Ocon      Manor        1:38.806 + 2.510
    107% time: 1:43.037