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German driver Nico Rosberg will start from pole for the seventh time in his career after Saturday posting the fastest time in qualifying for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.
The 27-year-old - whose sole win in Formula One came in last year's China Grand Prix - timed 1min 32.330sec to give Mercedes their second successive pole position.
Team-mate Lewis Hamilton started from pole in the Chinese Grand Prix last Sunday.
Rosberg edged out Red Bull's three-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel while Spain's two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will start from third on the grid in his Ferrari.