Lewis Hamilton will start on pole position tomorrow at the Bahrain Grand Prix, once again ahead of his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari.

Nasr was the first one eliminated in Q1 after a bad lap which left him behind Rio Haryanto, who was eliminated while sitting in the box. Palmer tried to save himself by getting his teammate and Vandoorne in trouble, but both of them would improve the Briton’s lap. Magnussen, Pérez and Ericsson were outperformed by Pascal Wehrlein in his Manor with a wonderful 16th place.

Q2 ended after only one lap, with Kvyat, Button, Gutiérrez, Vandoorne, Sainz, Verstappen and Grosjean being eliminated. The only change in the whole session came with Hülkenberg‘s improvement of his P11 to get into Q3 on P8 ahead of Grosjean‘s Haas. The Williams went out in the last minutes of the session despite being safe and Bottas slightly improved his lap time.

The first attempt in Q3 left Hülkenberg, Massa, Bottas and Ricciardo out of the fight for the pole. Rosberg had set the fastest time ahead of Vettel, Räikkönen and Hamilton. Finally, an almost perfect lap by Hamilton allowed him to get pole position with his teammate very close behind. Vettel finished 3rd, 0,5s slower than the Mercedes.

Pos. Car Driver Team
1 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG
2 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG
3 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
4 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
5 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing
6 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams
7 19 Felipe Massa Williams
8 27 Nico Hülkenberg Force India
9 8 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team
10 33 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso
11 55 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso
12 47 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
13 21 Esteban Gutiérrez Haas F1 Team
14 22 Jenson Button McLaren
15 26 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing
16 94 Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 Team
17 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber
18 11 Sergio Pérez Force India
19 20 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport F1 Team
20 30 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport F1 Team
21 88 Rio Haryanto Manor F1 Team
22 12 Felipe Nasr Sauber