Rosberg grabs pole, Alonso to start 5th at Spanish Grand Prix

Montmelo, Spain, May 11 (EFE).- German Mercedes-Benz driver Nico Rosberg grabbed pole position for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, while Spain's Fernando Alonso, who drives for Ferrari, will start fifth.

Rosberg snagged the third pole of his career with a time of 1:20.718 in Saturday's qualifying session at the Circuit de Catalunya; he also started first in the previous Formula One race, held three weekends ago in Bahrein, but finished a disappointing ninth.

Rosberg will be joined on the front row by teammate Lewis Hamilton, who posted a time of 1:20.972.

German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel and Finland's Kimi Raikkonen, who drives for Lotus, will be on the second row.

Joining Alonso on the third row will be Brazilian teammate Felipe Massa.