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One-Two For Mercedes AMG After Qualifying At Spanish GP

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Mercedes AMG at the 2013 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG at the 2013 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix

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Pole position after qualifying today at the 2013 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix went to Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg.

The young German posted a best time of 1.20.718, which was just enough to edge him past his Mercedes AMG team-mate Lewis Hamilton’s time of 1:20.972.

This means it will be a Mercedes front row at tomorrow’s race, though maintaining the positions will be tough considering Rosberg and Hamilton will have three world champions directly behind them.

Third fastest of the day was Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing. The reigning world champion posted a best time of 1:21.054. He was followed by Lotus’s Kimi Räikkönen, who set a best time of 1:21.177.

Positions five and six on the grid were taken by Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, respectively, and behind them will be the Lotus of Romain Grosjean, the Red Bull of Mark Webber and the McLaren of Sergio Perez. Rounding out the top ten positions is Force India’s Paul di Resta.

Weather conditions at the Spanish GP’s Circuit de Catalunya remained stable, with ambient temperatures hovering around 70 degrees F (21 degrees C) and track temps reaching as high as 95 degrees F (35 degrees C). The current weather forecast for tomorrow’s race is partly cloudy skies and a peak temperature of 75 degrees F (24 degrees C).

Going into the race, Sebastian Vettel leads the Drivers’ Championship with 77 points, followed by Kimi Räikkönen with 67 points and Lewis Hamilton in third with 50 points.

In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull Racing remains the clear leader with 109 points, followed by Lotus with 93 points and Ferrari with 77 points.

We hope you enjoy the race, and don’t forget to tune in for our full results coverage on Monday.

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