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    Qualifying results

    1. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 30.647s
    2. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 30.660s
    3. Kimi Raikkonen FIN Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 30.949s
    4. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 31.028s *
    5. Max Verstappen NED Red Bull-TAG 1m 31.178s
    6. Daniel Ricciardo AUS Red Bull-TAG 1m 31.240s
    7. Sergio Perez MEX Force India-Mercedes 1m 31.961s
    8. Romain Grosjean FRA Haas-Ferrari 1m 31.961s
    9. Nico Hulkenberg GER Force India-Mercedes 1m 32.142s
    10. Esteban Gutierrez MEX Haas-Ferrari 1m 33.547s

    11. Valtteri Bottas FIN Williams-Mercedes 1m 32.315s
    12. Felipe Massa BRZ Williams-Mercedes 1m 32.380s
    13. Daniil Kvyat RUS Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 32.623s
    14. Carlos Sainz Jr ESP Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 32.685s
    15. Fernando Alonso ESP McLaren-Honda 1m 32.689s
    16. Jolyon Palmer GBR Renault-Renault 1m 32.807s

    17. Jenson Button GBR McLaren-Honda 1m 32.851s
    18. Kevin Magnussen DEN Renault-Renault 1m 33.023s
    19. Marcus Ericsson SWE Sauber-Ferrari 1m 33.222s
    20. Felipe Nasr BRA Sauber-Ferrari 1m 33.332s
    21. Esteban Ocon FRA Manor-Mercedes 1m 33.353s
    22. Pascal Wehrlein GER Manor-Mercedes 1m 33.561s *
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    The Mercedes team mates qualifying was one of the closest on record for pole.

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    Kimi edges out Vettel for third place, but Vettel has a three grid place penalty from his first lap accident at the last round and starts 7th.

    Max out qualified Daniel into fourth place by small margin. Without the Vettel penalty they would have started from the third row, but the Vettel penalty moves both up one place on the grid, but this means Max is starting from the second row and Daniel from the third

    Edit;- I wonder what odds the bookies would give on the Merc drivers taking each other out in the first corner?
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    lordy me, you would hope that Hamilton and Rosberg could work out a way of enuring NO contact on turn 1 lap 1.
    an F1 start is plainly a very fraught event, but when you are two people consistently on P1 and P2, and you are from the same team, how hard can this be??

    still, i guess if you thought like that, you wouldnt be in the running for an F1 championship, and would probably be some stupid armchair expert, pontificating on the Net on some car website, eh?! save us from them...

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