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Qualifying times - Chinese GP

Nico Rosberg claims Mercedes' first pole since the 1950s - and breaks his own duck in the process...
1. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 35.121s
2. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 35.626s*
3. Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 35.691s
4. Kamui Kobayashi Japan Sauber-Ferrari 1m 35.784s
5. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Lotus-Renault 1m 35.898s
6. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1m 36.191s
7. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1m 36.290s
8. Sergio Perez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari 1m 36.524s
9. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 36.622s
10. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault no time Q3

11. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault 1m 36.031s
12. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 36.255s
13. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault 1m 36.283s
14. Bruno Senna Brazil Williams-Renault 1m 36.289s
15. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes 1m 36.317s
16. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Force India-Mercedes 1m 36.745s
17. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 36.956s

18. Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m 37.714s
19. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Caterham-Renault 1m 38.463s
20. Vitaly Petrov Russia Caterham-Renault 1m 38.677s
21. Timo Glock Germany Marussia -Cosworth 1m 39.282s
22. Charles Pic France Marussia -Cosworth 1m 39.717s
23. Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT-Cosworth 1m 40.411s
24. Narain Karthikeyan India HRT-Cosworth 1m 41.000s

107 per cent time: 1m 42.931s

all times unofficial

* denotes driver due to take five-place penalty

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April 14, 2012 8:49 AM

Not worked out to bad for Lewis, Alonso and Vettel behind him and Button just two places in front. Should be a real humdinger of a start. Nico's lap just had that wow factor if Hammi had another two attempts he still would not of got pole, but it seems that the long straight is helping the Mercs but still a fantastic lap from Nico.

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