MEXICAN GP – Rosberg charges to pole narrowly

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Nico Rosberg has taken pole for Sundays Mexican Grand Prix the German was .1 of a second faster than his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The session was closely fought between the top ten drivers with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel four-tenths off.

Daniil Kyvat was fourth ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo followed by both Williams with Valtteri Bottas ahead of Felipe Massa. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was knocked in Q2 after he called it a day due to a penalty for a gearbox change.

Mexican Sergio Perez exited fans who cheered him around through-out the session his way to ninth one place better than Force India team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.

Rosberg was strong through the practice sessions which managed to help him hold of his team-mate off. Hamilton fought back in an attempt to hold off his German rival but Rosberg did appear o out pace him on the slower tyres early in  the session.

McLaren whose season long woes continues with Jenson Button failing to get out because the team were unable to resolve an engine signal problem on his car from FP3 while his team-mate Fernando Alonso was sixteenth fastest.

Carlos Sainz was eleventh fastest ahead of the Lotus’s with Romain Grosjean faster than Pastor Maldonado.

Alexander Rossi managed to beat his Manor team-mate who had trouble after his throttle kept sticking meaning Will Stevens lost time.

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