Rosberg beats teammate Hamilton to Bahrain pole
Mercedes locked out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday, qualifying ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to abandon his final flying lap after running wide.
Defending four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel did not even make the final session of qualifying and will start from 10th on the grid - promoted one spot as his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who qualified third, gets a 10-place grid penalty.
It was Mercedes' third straight pole to start the season but the first for Rosberg, who equaled his father Keke with five career poles.
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