Nico Rosberg will start on pole position in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, having finished fastest in today’s closely-fought qualifying session.
The German turned up the heat on his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who made a small error on the Yas Marina Circuit and fell into second place. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas came third in the high-octane race session.
Rosberg will now be top of the grid in Sunday’s championship-deciding race, the last of an electrifying F1 season.
Rosberg told the assembled media he expects a “great battle” tomorrow but wants to “get the job done.”
“It’s the first step – and that’s what I need to do again tomorrow,” he said after today’s qualifying session. “This weekend it’s about the championship, and not about the pole position… It’s Sunday that counts.”
Hamilton acknowledged he “didn’t really have the best of laps”, but said he is still confident for tomorrow.
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