The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS took their ninth pole position out of ten races in the heat of Hockenheim, as Nico Rosberg claimed top spot for his home Grand Prix in Germany. Team-mate Lewis Hamilton was not so fortunate; a brake failure causing the Briton to spin into the barriers early in the first part of qualifying.
Rosberg took his fifth pole position of the season in excellent fashion, topping all three sessions and saving the best time for the end. Despite this, he felt the session was pretty testing, but he felt the car was coming more to him as the session went on.
“That was a quite challenging Qualifying session,” admitted Rosberg. “The option tyre lasts only for one quick lap...
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