Rosberg grabs German Grand Prix pole

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg sets off in the third practice session of the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim circuit on July 30, 2016Nico Rosberg grabbed pole position ahead of his world championship leading Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton for Sunday’s German Grand Prix with a bold fastest lap in the final minutes of a tense qualifying session on Saturday. When Hamilton went for his final lap, he was unable to improve and regain the initiative as Rosberg, on home soil, set himself up for a chance to regain the lead in the drivers’ championship. “Well done, Nico, a fantastic lap and well done under the circumstances,” said Mercedes technical chief Paddy Lowe, who revealed that Rosberg’s car was heavily fuelled.

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