Lewis Hamilton delighted a vast crowd of Mercedes fans when he secured his second pole position in succession with a dramatic fastest lap in the final seconds of qualifying. Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were second and third.
Lewis Hamilton clocked a fastest lap of one minute 29.398 seconds in his Mercedes to outpace nearest rival Sebastian Vettel by one-tenth of a second in a dramatic finale to a tense hour's action.
A Pirelli official performs tyre checks in the pits ahead of the qualifying session at the Nurburgring circuit.
Sahara Force India drivers had a difficult day in office as Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil settled for the 12th and 15th position respectively in the qualifying.
Paul Di Resta clocked 1:30.697, while Adrian Sutil timed 1:31.010 as they were eliminated in Q2. In four races, it will be the first time that Sahara Force India will not start the race in the top 10.
|3||Daniel RicciardoRed Bull||Australian||212|
|5||Max VerstappenToro Rosso||Dutch||165|
|8||Sergio PerezForce India||Mexican||80|
|9||Nico HulkenbergForce India||German||54|
|2||Red Bull||Daniel Ricciardo|
|4||Force India||Sergio Perez|
|7||Toro Rosso||Max Verstappen|