Lewis Hamilton secures pole for the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.
The lights came on around Yas Marina as the sun set in Abu Dhabi, leaving Lewis Hamilton to glisten under the stars with pole position secured for the season-finale. Preventing another nail being hammered into his championship hopes coffin. But Rosberg in second keeps the nail in place.
Rosberg completes Japanese Grand Prix clean sweep in qualifying.
Fastest in practice and qualifying, Rosberg remains on top in Suzuka to claim third straight Japanese Grand Prix pole. Narrowly edging Hamilton for the top spot, as McLaren faltered at Honda’s home and Ferrari bettered the ‘Bulls.
Lewis Hamilton is the pole man at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Flying in qualifying and on pole again, Hamilton tops the timesheet at the Malaysian Grand Prix. With Rosberg able to come home in second for a Mercedes one-two, despite a poor first run and error to follow in Q3.
Lewis Hamilton tops qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.
Monza, a circuit where pole is more vital than on the streets of Monaco. And the man with pole in the bag for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton after storming the Temple of Speed for the third straight year.
Attempt two for elimination qualifying saw another failed session as Lewis Hamilton claimed pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Hamilton had been behind his team-mate in every session going into qualifying, but when it counted he set the fastest lap ever at the Bahrain Grand Prix. His 1:29.493 bettered the lap times from the monstrous V10 era and bettered Rosberg by 0.77 seconds. Yet his moment of history was not enough to hide the fact elimination qualifying was once again a disaster.
Pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix secured by Nico Rosberg.
After being under Hamilton’s thumb during Q1 and Q2, Rosberg found the edge in the final qualifying stage to claim his fifth pole in a row. Hamilton himself was chasing pole number 50 but will have to search for his first Brazilian Grand Prix victory from second on the grid.