Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid during a floodlit qualifying in Sakhir on Saturday, but in a reverse of the form seen during practice, it was Nico Rosberg who turned the tables on team mate Lewis Hamilton to grab pole position by nearly three-tenths of a second.

Nico_Rosberg-and_Lewis_Hamilton-Bahrain_GP-2014-QualifyingIn Q1, the pack was shuffled as Sauber led a late charge onto the softer Pirelli tyre and were followed by everyone bar the Mercedes and Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg ended up heading the times with 1m 34.874s from the similarly shod Williams of Valtteri Bottas on 1m 34.934s and the other Force India of Sergio Perez on 1m 34.998s.

Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.06 – Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:33.18512
02.44United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas1:33.46412
03.03Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:34.05116
04.77 – Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:34.34615
05.11 – Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1:34.36819
06.07Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1:34.38715
07.22 – United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:34.51117
08.19 – Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:34.71214
09.20 – Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:34.99217
10.14 Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:48.14717
11.01Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:34.9859
12.27 – Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:35.11612
13.26 – Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:35.14514
14.25 – France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:35.28614
15.21 – Mexico Esteban GutierrezSauber F1 Team1:35.89110
16.08 – France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:35.9087
17.13 – Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:36.6637
18.99 – Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:36.8405
19.10 – Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:37.0856
20.17 – France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:37.3106
21.09 – Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:37.8757
22.04 – United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:37.9136