Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen will start tomorrow’s 71 lap Brazilian Grand Prix from the fourth and fifth rows of the grid, in eighth and tenth places respectively. Like the previous three sessions, this fourth one took place in the dry, as the threat of rain didn’t materialize.
Q1 went off smoothly for Kimi and Fernando, who went through to the next stage in seventh and tenth places, although they immediately had to make use of the Soft tyres. The fight was tighter in Q2, with the Scuderia drivers having to use their remaining sets of the softer of the two compounds. This time, they got to Q3, again in seventh and tenth places. In Q3, they were only able to do one run each, with Fernando posting a 1.10.977 and Kimi a 1.11.099.
Nico Rosberg took pole for Mercedes with a lap in 1.10.023, just 33 thousandths quicker than team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The second row features the Williams of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, while row 3 is home to Jenson Button in the McLaren and Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull. Alongside Alonso is Kevin Magnussen in the McLaren, while Raikkonen shares row 5 with Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull. The race starts at 14h00 tomorrow, (17h00 CET.)