Formula One

Rosberg Grabs Soggy Belgian Pole

Nico Rosberg grabbed the pole for the Belgian Grand Prix in soggy conditions Saturday. (Mercedes Photo)

Nico Rosberg grabbed the pole for the Belgian Grand Prix in soggy conditions Saturday. (Mercedes Photo)

FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium – Nico Rosberg made the fewest mistakes in a wet qualifying session Saturday at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, taking the pole for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

It is Rosberg’s seventh pole of the year and his first at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

On a wet but drying track Hamilton improved to 2:05.819 on his second run in Q3, but that wasn’t good enough to better Rosberg, who subsequently lowered the bar to 2:05.591 on his final lap.

The Silver Arrows were way ahead of their opposition, led this time by the Red Bull of a rejuvenated Sebastian Vettel, who made up for his problems Friday with a great lap of 2:07.717 which withstood Fernando Alonso’s assault as the Ferrari driver recorded 2:07.786. Daniel Ricciardo in the second Red Bull took fifth on 2:07.911, although all three of them had off-track moments during their efforts.

The Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa could only manage sixth and ninth, on 2:08.049s and 2:09.178s respectively. Between them were McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen at 2:08.679 and Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen at 2:08.780, while Jenson Button was 10th in his McLaren on 2m 09.776s.

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