His strongest team-mate Nico Rosberg, who hinted quickest lap-time in Q1 and Q2, also everyone expected the German will repeat 2013 Spanish GP pole performance.
Lewis Hamilton proved Nigel Mansell right with a performance that was “close to perfection” in qualifying to secure his 35th career pole position.
Totally a bad weekend for Sebastian Vettel, early stage of Q3 red flag emerged that the Red Bull driver, stopped on the track with the car speechless. Without any trouble teammate Daniel Ricciardo gets a great third place for one second from the top, in fact precedes almost four tenths of an equally optimistic Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, even as his team-mate Felipe Massa 9th is non- in the pinnacle.
Another revelation by Lotus, with Romain Grosjean in the third row edged by Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who this time he managed to Alonso, only 36 thousandths.
Spaniard in the fourth row alongside with Jenson Button followed by Felipe Massa will start from ninth and despite four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel completed the top ten in the Spanish Qualifying round.