Formula 1 2014: Brazilian GP Results – Qualifying

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In the closest pole fight since Mercedes lost the front row to Williams back in Austria, Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton to the Brazilian GP pole position by just 0.033 sec. The drive of the day, however, had to be Felipe Massa’s strong P3 run, just 0.2 off of Hamilton on a track that, in the past, has shown a tendency to produce wild results.

Jenson Button put in a solid P5 behind the Mercedes-powered Williams in the second row, and will line up alongside last year’s winner, Sebastian Vettel, on the third row.

As at Austin, neither Marussia or Caterham managed to get enough money together to make it to the track, and dark clouds of financial doom and gloom still hang over the Sauber, Force India, and Lotus teams. Here’s hoping they all make it past tomorrow’s Brazilian GP!

 

FORMULA 1 2014: BRAZILIAN GP RESULTS – QUALIFYING
Driver No. Driver Team Grid Pos.
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2
19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 3
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 4
22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 5
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 6
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 7
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 8
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 9
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 10
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 11
27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 12
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 13
26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 14
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 15
25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 16
11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 17
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 18
NOTE: Kvyat qualified P14, drops 7 grid places (remainder of engine-change penalty carried over from previous round); Perez qualified P17, drops 7 (causing collision at previous round)

 

Sources | Photos: Formula 1, PlanetF1.

 

Jo Borrás

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