After dominating the weekend in free practice, Lewis Hamilton couldn’t convert his blistering pace to a pole position run in Saturday’s qualifying session or the Bahrain Grand Prix. If there is solace, it is that his teammate did and his Mercedes looks comprehensively more competitive than the rest of the field. Lewis has his eyes on the race on Sunday:
“My first lap was okay, it wasn’t too bad, and then the second I just locked up into Turn One and didn’t have another chance,” Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.
“Nico did a great job and happy for the team that we get the front-row and I’ll try to do better tomorrow.”
As for Nico Rosberg, he’s in the best possible position to extend his driver’s championship lead tomorrow and should he get a decent start, it will be difficult for anyone but his teammate to catch him.
1. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 3. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams-Mercedes 4. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India - Mercedes 5. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 6. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 7. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams-Mercedes 8. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 9. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 10. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull - Renault 11. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes 12. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso - Renault 13. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) RedBull - Renault 14. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Renault 15. Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari 16. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault 17. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus - Renault 18. Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber - Ferrari 19. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham - Renault 20. Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia - Ferrari 21. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham - Renault 22. Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia - Ferrari