Nico Rosberg takes the pole for the British Grand Prix  in a rain-affected qualifying which left Lewis Hamilton only sixth.

Nico_Rosberg-British_GP-2014-F01Hamilton the fastest with just seconds remaining as he decided to abort his final lap.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel took second ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button, Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen.

Both Williams and Ferraris failed to make it out of the first session after both teams waited a little to much to send their drivers out.

Mercedes executive director Paddy Lowe said Hamilton had decided to abort his final lap because he was down after the first two sectors which tuned out to be a big mistake because the last sector was drier and the drivers found huge time gains there.

01.06 – Germany Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:35.76621
02.01Germany Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:37.38619
03.22 – United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:38.20024
04.27 – Germany Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:38.32919
05.20 – Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:38.41723
06.44 – United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas1:39.23219
07.11 – Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1:40.45720
08.03Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:40.60618
09.26 – Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.70721
10.25 – France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.85521
11.08 – France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:38.49617
12.17 – France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:38.70917
13.04 – United Kingdom Max Chilton*Red Bull Racing1:39.80014
14.21 – Mexico Esteban Gutierrez**Sauber F1 Team1:40.91216
15.13 – Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoScuderia Toro Rosso1:44.01815
16.99 – Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 TeamNo time8
17.77 – Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:45.3185
18.19 – Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:45.6955
19.14 Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:45.9356
20.07Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1:46.6847
21.10 – Japan Kamui Kobayashi***Caterham F1 Team1:49.4217
22.09 – Sweden Marcus Ericsson***Caterham F1 Team1:49.6258
Q1 107% Time: 1:47.406

* Chilton drops 5 for unscheduled gearbox change
** Gutierrez drops 10 places for unsafe release at previous round
*** Ericsson, Kobayashi fail to meet 107% requirement – tehy will race at stewards’ discretion