Mercedes' driver Nico Rosberg clinched his fourth straight pole as he was the fastest during the Mexican grand prix qualifying session on Saturday. Rosberg's team mate, Lewis Hamilton, who has already bagged the world championship title, will start the Mexican grand prix in second position. Rosberg and Hamilton timings read 1m 19.480s and 1m 19.668s respectively.
Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel, who is just four points ahead of Rosberg in the drivers' standings, will start the race in third position as he had a qualifying timing of 1m 19.850s. With Hamilton having already won the F1 title, the focus might primarily be on Rosberg and Vettel, who are both fighting it out for a second place finish with three races left for the season to come to an end.
Rosberg, who believes attaining pole position in the Mexican grand prix is a good start, is looking forward to Sunday's race.
"It's a good start, for sure, starting from pole. It's going to be a long run down to turn one, so it's going to be an exciting battle. Then I'm sure we have a good race car. It will be interesting tyre-wise. There was some stuff going on on Friday, which is going to be not so easy to handle in the race but we're prepared well, so looking forward to it," said Rosberg.
It will be no surprise if Rosberg clinches the race in Mexico as the German has been putting in some sensational performances this season of late. Rosberg was unlucky in the US grand prix last week as well, where his mistake cost him a win, else he has been in fine form as his qualifying speed also suggests.
Even Vettel felt Rosberg drove very well during qualifying, but the Ferrari driver was also pleased with his individual performance.
"I was reasonably happy with my lap and I think we were missing four-tenths in the end so the gap was probably too big. We have to be fair and say congratulations to Nico who drove a very good qualifying and put in a very strong lap," said Vettel.
Apart from Hamilton, Vettel and Rosberg, the Red Bull drivers -- Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo â€“ looked in amazing form in the Mexican grand prix qualifying session as they finished fourth and fifth fastest in qualifying respectively.
Force India's Sergio Perez, who was excited to race in front of his home crowd in Mexico, will start the race from ninth position.
Where to watch live
The Mexican grand prix race has been scheduled for 1 pm local time (12:30am IST, 8 pm BST)
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