The Constructors Champions made it the tenth front row lock out of the season, when Nico Rosberg took pole ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday. The German driver will be keen to convert this pole into a win to make up some ground in the title battle.
The Mercedes pair were in a battle of their own with the Williams drivers leading the rest of the pack. It will be a battle between the two title challengers for the win and the Williams along with Red Bull, fighting for the final podium spot.
With the withdrawal of Caterham and Marrusia due to financial issues, the grid will only feature 18 cars.
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Even though it was Lewis Hamilton dominating the practice sessions, it was his teammate Nico Rosberg, who grabbed pole position in Saturday's qualifying session. The German driver was dominant in the final session and beat the Briton by close to four tenths of a second.
It was clear all weekend that the Mercedes powered cars will have an advantage over the rest of the field, and it proved to be right as the Williams' of Valtteri Bottas and Filipe Massa qualified on the second row of the grid.
The Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo and the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso made up the third row of the grid. Sebastian Vettel will be starting from the pit lane following a power unit change and hence did not take full part in the qualifying as he decided to do just one lap before returning to the garage in the first session (Q1).
The Sauber of Adrian Sutil was the surprise package in the top 10, and will start ninth following Jenson Button's grid penalty.
Top 10 Results of Qualifying Session from the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas:
1. N Rosberg (GER) Mercedes 1'36.067
2. LC Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes 1'36.443
3. V Bottas (FIN) Williams 1'36.906
4. F Massa (BRA) Williams 1'37.205
5. D Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull 1'37.244
6. F Alonso (ESP) Ferrari 1'37.610
7. J Button (GBR) McLaren 1'37.655
8. K Magnussen (DEN) McLaren 1'37.706
9. KM Räikkönen (FIN) Ferrari 1'37.804
10. A Sutil (GER) Sauber 1'38.810