Chinese Grand Prix 2016
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP, Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing, and Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari, the top three after qualifyingGetty

Nico Rosberg continued his fine form in 2016 and will start the Chinese Grand Prix in pole position, after finishing comfortably ahead of Daniel Ricciardo, who beat the Ferrari team to take second place. Lewis Hamilton's rotten luck struck again after ERS issues in Q1 meant the Briton will start at the back of the grid after failing to set a time in the session.

Kimi Raikkonen looked in contention to challenge Rosberg for the top position, but a mistake in his final run on Turn 14 saw him fail to improve and will start third, one place ahead of Sebastian Vettel, who also made a mistake on the same turn after opting for just one run to save tyres for the race.

Williams' Valtteri Bottas will start in the fifth place ahead of the second Red Bull of Daniil Kvyat and Sergio Perez in sixth and seventh respectively. The two Toro Rosso's of Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen will start in eighth and ninth ahead of Nico Hulkenburg, who failed to set a time in Q3 after losing his front left tyre during his final run in Q2.

Where to Watch Live

The race starts at 7am GMT on 12 April, with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live TV coverage.

Real-time Internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.

Top 10 results of qualifying session from the Shanghai International Circuit, China:

1NICO ROSBERGMERCEDES1:35.402
2DANIEL RICCIARDORED BULL RACING1:35.917
3KIMI RÄIKKÖNENFERRARI1:35.972
4SEBASTIAN VETTELFERRARI1:36.246
5VALTTERI BOTTASWILLIAMS1:36.296
6DANIIL KVYATRED BULL RACING1:36.399
7SERGIO PEREZFORCE INDIA1:36.865
8CARLOS SAINZTORO ROSSO1:36.881
9MAX VERSTAPPENTORO ROSSO1:37.194
10NICO HULKENBERGFORCE INDIA