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Rosberg takes German GP pole, troubles at Ferrari continued

Rosberg takes German GP pole, troubles at Ferrari continued

Home hero Nico Rosberg took for pole position at the German Grand Prix, with his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton alongside him on the front row.

Ferrari, with departures in the technical department and a fall down in form, they continued to struggle to keep up with the Red Bulls as Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen emerged third and fourth.

Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel qualified in fifth and sixth, respectively.

Vettel looked disappointed after another difficult afternoon for himself and Ferrari.

“Overall its a decent result but we’re not here to finish fifth and sixth, we’re here to challenge for pole on Saturday and win on Sunday,” Vettel told Sky Sports F1.

Rosberg had to discontinue his first run in Q3, but he was able to go to set a 1:14.363 when it counted, beating Hamilton – who locked up on his final run – by 0.107 seconds.

Force India’s Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenburg, and the Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa completed the top 10 in the Q3.

Despite an encouraging weekend in Hungary, McLaren found their fortunes reversing with Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button both failing to make it into Q3, and will start 14th and 12th, respectively.

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