It was Jenson Button who took the pole for the Sunday's race with Kamui Kobayashi and Pastor Maldonado to follow him on the grid. Sebastian Vettel (10), Lewis Hamilton (7) and Fernando Alonso (6) could not live up to their billing. (All AFP Photos)
McLaren Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (L) and Lotus F1 Team's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drive during the qualifying session at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
Marussia F1 Team French driver Charles Pic drives during the qualifying session. While he topped a rain-marred second practice, 22nd place was all he could manage in the qualifying.
Force India's Scottish driver Paul di Resta drives during the qualifying session. He starts on a respectable ninth. His teammate Nico Hulkenberg starts 13th on the row.
It was the 32-year-old Briton's first pole in 60 races for the McLaren, who endured a tough time, particularly in qualifying during the first half of the season.
|1||Nico Rosberg Mercedes||German||331|
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||227|
|6||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|7||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||84|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull||Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|