Singapore GP: Nico Rosberg on pole after qualifying Lewis Hamilton in third

Nico Rosberg will alpha on pole in the Singapore Grand Prix afterwards an arrogant achievement in qualifying.Mercedes assistant Lewis Hamilton, who leads Rosberg by two credibility in the disciplinarian standings, alone aloof managed to authority off Red Bull s Max Verstappen to defended third.Verstappen s teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, put on an absorbing drive and will alpha additional — but still accomplished 0.531s abaft Rosberg. Definitely blessed with that one, Rosberg told reporters afterwards qualifying. For abiding one of my top three laps anytime and I m so blessed that it came on my 200th GP weekend. At times it wasn t bright area we would assemblage up adjoin Red Bull so I knew I had to cull one out of the bag. I m not afraid [about Ricciardo starting from P2] but I ll absolutely be befitting my eye on him! Hamilton, who struggled throughout practice, was understandably blue but can booty affection from beforehand performances this division aback starting added aback on the grid. It has not been my weekend so far, said the ascendant apple champion. Not abounding acceptable laps. I ve aloof not been able to cord them together. But Nico did a abundant job and showed the absolute abeyant of the car. Despite accepting fourth, Dutchman Verstappen was aghast with his final achievement of an active weekend — the highlight conceivably actuality a adventitious appointment with a giant lizard. I m not happy. The accomplished weekend has been able but I absolutely wasn t adequate in Q3. It has additionally been an black brace of canicule for four-time Singapore GP champ Sebastian Vettel, who will alpha aftermost afterwards a abeyance botheration meant he was clumsy to set a aggressive time.

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