23 Aug 2015

Hamilton on Spa pole

2:16 pm on 23 August 2015

The Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has taken his tenth pole position in 11 races, with his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg qualifying second on the grid for the Belgian Grand Prix .

Lewis Hamilton, Monza, 2014.

Lewis Hamilton, Monza, 2014. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Finland's Valtteri Bottas qualified third for Williams and will be joined on the second row by Force India's Mexican Sergio Perez due to a five-place grid penalty for Lotus's Romain Grosjean.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen failed to make it into the final phase of qualifying after his car's engine cut and he ground to a halt on the track.

The Finn's German team mate Sebastian Vettel qualified ninth but will start eighth.


1. Lewis Hamilton (ENG/MER)

2. Nico Rosberg (GER/MER)

3. Valtteri Bottas (FIN/WIL)

4. Sergio Perez (MEX/FOR)

5. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/RBR)

6. Felipe Massa (BRA/WIL)

7. Pastor Maldonado (VEN/LOT)

8. Sebastian Vettel (GER/FER)

9. Romain Grosjean (FRA/LOT)

10. Carlos Sainz Jr (ESP/TOR)

11. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/FOR)

12. Daniil Kvyat (RUS/RBR)

13. Marcus Ericsson (SWE/SAU)

14. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/FER)

15. Felipe Nasr (BRA/SAU)

16. Will Stevens (ENG/MAR)

17. Roberto Merhi (ESP/MAR)

18. Max Verstappen (NED/TOR)

19. Jenson Button (ENG/MLA)

20. Fernando Alonso (ESP/MLA)