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. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. 06 – Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:33.185 12
02. 44United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:33.464 12
03. 03Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:34.051 16
04. 77 – Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams Martini Racing 1:34.346 15
05. 11 – Mexico Sergio Perez Sahara Force India 1:34.368 19
06. 07Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1:34.387 15
07. 22 – United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 1:34.511 17
08. 19 – Brazil Felipe Massa Williams Martini Racing 1:34.712 14
09. 20 – Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 1:34.992 17
10. 14 - Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:48.147 17
11. 01Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:34.985 9
12. 27 – Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:35.116 12
13. 26 – Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.145 14
14. 25 - France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:35.286 14
15. 21 – Mexico Esteban Gutierrez Sauber F1 Team 1:35.891 10
16. 08 – France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 1:35.908 7
17. 13 – Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 1:36.663 7
18. 99 – Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 1:36.840 5
19. 10 – Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 1:37.085 6
20. 17 – France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1:37.310 6
21. 09 – Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1:37.875 7
22. 04 – United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 1:37.913 6