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Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix grid

Starting grid for Sunday's Grand Prix following qualifying on Saturday (Note: Daniel Ricciardo was third in qualifying but will start Sunday's race in 13th place after picking up a 10-place grid penalty in Malaysia. Adrian Sutil penalised for Q1 infringement): 1st row Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 2nd row Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams-Mercedes) Sergio Perez (MEX/Force India-Mercedes) 3rd row Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Ferrari) Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes)

Formula One: Rosberg edges Hamilton for Bahrain pole

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday with teammate Lewis Hamilton ensuring a Mercedes front row lockout, further loosening struggling Sebastien Vettel's grip on his world title. Rosberg, the world championship leader after two races, clocked 1min 33.185sec to edge Hamilton by 0.279sec as Mercedes stayed on course for a third win in three races this season. It was German driver Rosberg's fifth career pole and first of this season after Hamilton had started from the front in Australia and Malaysia.

Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying times - collated

Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying times Saturday: Q3 1. Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1:33.185, 2. Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1:33.464, 3. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull-Renault 1:34.051, 4. Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams-Mercedes 1:34.247, 5. Sergio Perez (MEX) Force India-Mercedes 1:34.346, 6. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari 1:34.368, 7. Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.387, 8. Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams-Mercedes 1:34.511, 9. Kevin Magnussen (DEN) McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.712, 10. Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 1:34.992 Q2

Formula One: Rosberg takes pole for Bahrain Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday with teammate Lewis Hamilton ensuring a Mercedes lockout of the front row. Rosberg, the world championship leader after two races, clocked 1min 33.185sec to edge Hamilton as Mercedes stayed on course for a third win in three races this season. It was German driver Rosberg's fifth career pole and first of this season after Hamilton had started first in Australia and Malaysia.

Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix grid

Starting grid for Sunday's Grand Prix following qualifying on Saturday (Note: Daniel Ricciardo was third in qualifying but will start Sunday's race in 13th place after picking up a 10-place grid penalty in Malaysia): 1st row Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) 2nd row Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams-Mercedes) Sergio Perez (MEX/Force India-Mercedes) 3rd row Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Ferrari) Jenson Button (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes) 4th row

Formula One: Vettel suffers Bahrain Q2 KO

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel was eliminated in the second qualifying session on Saturday for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The German star was only 11th fastest in his Red Bull which ruled him out of the final top-10 shootout for Sunday's third round of the world championship. Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton were the top two qualifiers into the deciding session. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third fastest ahead of McLaren's Jenson Button. "The Mercedes are out of reach -- this track suits them here," Vettel told the BBC.

Formula One: Barhain Grand Prix qualifying times

Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying times Saturday: Q1

Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying times - 1st update

Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying times Saturday: Q2

Formula One: Bahrain Grand Prix free practice times

Times in Saturday's third and final practice session for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix:

Formula One: Hamilton, Rosberg in complete control

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put the all-conquering Mercedes team on course for a third successive victory on Saturday when the pair swept the board in practice for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton, who was fastest on Friday, clocked 1:35.324 with Rosberg, the current championship leader, repeating his second place from the previous day on 1:35.439 Although there was just a fraction between the two teammates, Sergio Perez, in a Force India, was half a second off Hamilton's pace in third.
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