Chinese Grand Prix - Qualifying

11 Apr 2015

Shanghai, 11 April – It was an exciting qualifying session at the Shanghai track today. Come the end of the hour long grid deciding session, the two Mercedes locked out the front row, with Hamilton on pole in 1.35.782 and Rosberg second with a 1.35.824. Sebastian Vettel will start from the second row in his Ferrari, third fastest with a 1.36.687. Kimi Raikkonen is sixth, separated from his team-mate by the Williams duo of Massa and Bottas.

Seb – The best we could do

Kimi – A real shame

Pos Name Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.285 1:36.423 1:35.782 12
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:38.496 1:36.747 1:35.824 12
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:37.502 1:36.957 1:36.687 17
4 Felipe Massa Williams 1:38.433 1:37.357 1:36.954 15
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:38.014 1:37.763 1:37.143 15
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:37.790 1:37.109 1:37.232 17
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:38.534 1:37.939 1:37.540 18
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:38.209 1:38.063 1:37.905 20
9 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:38.521 1:38.017 1:38.067 16
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:38.941 1:38.127 1:38.158 15
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:38.563 1:38.134 13
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing 1:39.051 1:38.209 13
13 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:38.387 1:38.393 14
14 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:38.622 1:38.538 14
15 Sergio Perez Force India 1:38.903 1:39.290 10
16 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:39.216 6
17 Jenson Button McLaren 1:39.276 6
18 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:39.280 8
19 Will Stevens Marussia 1:42.091 6
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia 1:42.842 8
Q1 107% Time 1:44.327
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