Lewis Hamilton took a crucial pole position for the championship showdown after leading team mate Nico Rosberg throughout qualifying in Abu Dhabi.
2016 F1 qualifying reports articles archive
Hamilton beats Rosberg to pole in tense session
2016 Brazilian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton beat Nico Rosberg in a tense qualifying session at Interlagos to claim the top spot and the 2016 F1 Pole Position Trophy.
Hamilton on pole, Rosberg second in Mexico
2016 Mexican Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took his tenth pole of the season in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix, with championship leader Nico Rosberg lining up behind his rival.
Hamilton prevails in tight battle for pole with Rosberg
2016 United States Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took his ninth pole position of the 2016 season after setting record-breaking pace in a close battle with team mate Nico Rosberg.
Rosberg snatches pole from Hamilton by tiny margin
2016 Japanese Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
A thrilling qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix saw Nico Rosberg beat his team mate to pole position by a tiny margin.
Hamilton storms to Sepang pole position
2016 Malaysian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took an emphatic pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix despite abandoning his final effort.
Rosberg takes pole as Ricciardo splits the Mercedes
2016 Singapore Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Nico Rosberg took his first pole position in Singapore while Daniel Ricciardo pushed Lewis Hamilton off the front row of the grid.
Dominant Hamilton takes pole position at Monza
2016 Italian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton dominated proceedings in qualifying at Monza, taking his seventh pole position of the season by almost half a second from Nico Rosberg.
Rosberg beats Verstappen to pole in Spa
2016 Belgian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after beating Max Verstappen to pole. The Ferraris of Raikkonen and Vettel occupy the second row.
Rosberg overcomes setback for home pole
2016 German Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Nico Rosberg took pole position for his home race despite a problem forcing him into the pits at the end of his first run in Q3.
Rosberg on pole after frantic Hungarian GP qualifying
2016 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Nico Rosberg will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole after an incident-filled qualifying that saw Lewis Hamilton caught out by a yellow flag on his final flying lap.
Hamilton on pole despite losing a lap
2016 British Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took his fourth British Grand Prix pole position despite a scare in Q3 when one of his lap times was deleted.
Hamilton takes pole in dramatic damp qualifying session
2016 Austrian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton was fastest in a damp qualifying session, penalties for Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel means that Nico Hulkenberg will line up second, Jenson Button in third position.
Rosberg takes pole after Hamilton crashes
2016 European Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for F1’s first race in Baku after an error-strewn session by Lewis Hamilton ended with a crash in Q3.
Hamilton takes Canada pole as Rosberg falters at the last
2016 Canadian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix for the fifth time in his career after Nico Rosberg ran him close throughout much of qualifying.
Ricciardo on pole, Verstappen crashes in frantic Monaco qualifying
2016 Monaco Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Daniel Ricciardo has taken his maiden pole position in Monaco after beating both Mercedes drivers in an eventful qualifying session where Max Verstappen dramatically crashed out of Q1.
Hamilton hits back with pole in Spain
2016 Spanish Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the third time this year after seeing off the threat from team mate Nico Rosberg in Spain.
Rosberg takes pole as engine problem halts Hamilton
2016 Russian Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
A nip-and-tuck contest for pole position between the two Mercedes drivers was won by Nico Rosberg after Lewis Hamilton suffered another power unit failure.
Rosberg on pole, Hamilton starts last in China
2016 Chinese Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Nico Rosberg will start from pole in China, while Lewis Hamilton will start dead last on the grid after an engine problem left him unable to set a time.
Hamilton claims pole with “sexy” record-breaking lap
2016 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifyingPosted on
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap ever seen at a Bahrain Grand Prix weekend to claim pole position for the second race of 2016.