Rosberg's pole came with an absolutely sensational lap which Sky Sports F1 presenter Anthony Davidson believed was one of "the best pole laps I've ever seen" as he took his maiden pole. Lewis Hamilton qualified 2nd but will start 7th after his five place grid penalty for a gearbox change, which means that Michael Schumacher is promoted onto the front row: A Mercedes lock out of the front row.
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|The brilliant Rosberg, who is on pole for tomorrow|
So, a maiden pole position. Nico Rosberg will be delighted, but there is an air of confidence about Michael Schumacher in second. Sauber's brilliant season continues with Kobayashi starting third tomorrow. A brilliant Chinese Grand Prix in prospect.