2014 German Formula 1 Grand Prix - Qualifying

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Alonso and Kvyat are next up, with Hulkenberg and Perez completing the top 10
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Magnussen takes fourth, ahead of Red Bull duo Ricciardo and Vettel
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The Williams drivers follow in second and third, with Bottas impressing again
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So it's Nico Rosberg on pole position for his home race
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Magnussen gets himself ahead of the Red Bulls
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Bottas finds a chunk of time but stays second
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But Massa quickly retakes the position
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Ricciardo up to third in the Red Bull
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Hulkenberg takes sixth away from his team-mate
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Perez goes sixth on his second run
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They have the luxury of a clear track
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Hulkenberg and Perez are the first to begin second attempts
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A moment of calm ahead of the second Super Soft runs
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Alonso and Kvyat go sixth and seventh to further demote the Force India duo
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Vettel up to fourth, albeit one second adrift of Rosberg
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Magnussen and Ricciardo also put themselves ahead of the Force Indias
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Bottas goes second, with Williams team-mate Massa third
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Rosberg surges clear on 1:16.540
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Force India team-mate Perez slots into second
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Hulkenberg sets the early pace on 1:19.389
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All drivers bar Vettel and Kvyat on track
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Green flag. The final shootout is underway!
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Out in Q2: BUT, RAI, VER, GUT, GRO, HAM
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Perez squeezes through, pushing Button down in the process
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Raikkonen fails to improve his time, meaning he will be out!
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Massa edges ahead of Magnussen and Vettel for third
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Perez is yet to set a time, while Hamilton is watching from the sidelines
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With five minutes left on the clock, the drop zone consists of: RAI, VER, GRO, GUT, PER, HAM
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The air coolers are out to keep Rosberg's brakes in order
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Magnussen is up to fourth in the McLaren
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Vettel goes third, splitting the Williams duo
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Hulkenberg has dropped down to seventh
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Alonso is up to fourth, just ahead of Ricciardo
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But Rosberg is back in the top spot after his opening Q2 lap
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Bottas moves to the top of the times on 1:17.353
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The Force India driver is swiftly usurped by Williams rival Massa
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Hulkenberg sets the early Q2 benchmark, a 1:18.270
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Super Soft tyres all the way
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Plenty of cars lapping now
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Hulkenberg breaks the silence
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No rush to leave the pits
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Mercedes confirms that Hamilton suffered a right-front brake disc failure
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After a short break, Q2 begins
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Ericsson failed to complete a lap amid technical trouble
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Out in Q1: SUT, BIA, MAL, KOB, CHI, ERI
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No more improvements on the way
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Massa finds some more time and moves up to sixth
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Grosjean gets himself out of the drop zone, climbing to 13th
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Alonso improves to sixth with his latest attempt
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But he also put all four wheels over the white line at the final corner
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Vettel puts the sister Red Bull in third
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Ricciardo goes second, 0.486s down on Rosberg
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Vergne edges out team-mate Kvyat
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Kvyat goes fifth for Toro Rosso, with Raikkonen sixth
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Magnussen goes third, with Button slotting into fourth
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Perez up to fourth, just ahead of team-mate Hulkenberg
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But he pushed the track limits at the final corner...
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Undeterred by Hamilton's failure, Rosberg takes P1 on 1:17.631
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A clear track for Rosberg as he begins his first Super Soft lap
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Rosberg, yet to set a time, is the first to head out
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Green flag. The session is back underway
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Hamilton is more than likely to make it through to Q2, but he will not be able to take part
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The session will restart at 14:19 local time
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There will be seven minutes and 21 seconds left on the clock
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Hamilton's car is craned away, while marshals clear up the tyre wall
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Replays show the car snapping away under braking for Turn 13
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He finally steps out, to a round of applause from the crowd
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Hamilton is still in the car, with marshals on the scene to assit him
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The session has been red flagged
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Hamilton is in the barriers
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Replays show him misjudging the entry to Turn 1 at the start of the lap
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Alonso continues but fails to improve on his time
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That explains why the German is yet to post a time
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Replays show a massive lock up for Rosberg at Turn 2
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Vettel and Ricciardo slot into fifth and sixth
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Bottas surges clear on 1:18.215
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Alonso up to third, with team-mate Raikkonen sixth
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Hamilton clocks a 1:18.683 to go quickest
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He went fourth with that effort, just behind Hulkenberg
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Replays show Vergne locking up through Turn 8
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Softs being used throughout the field for the early runs
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Magnussen moves to the front on 1:19.379
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Massa soon goes faster with a 1:19.389
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Button, on Softs, is the first to post a time, lapping in 1:20.264
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Massa, Button and Sutil are the next drivers out
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Bianchi is the first to leave the pits
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Q1 is underway!
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The majority are ready and waiting...
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Alonso gets strapped into his Ferrari ahead of the session
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It does not look like the Swede will be going anywhere fast...
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While most drivers are ready to step into their cars, Ericsson is standing at the back of the garage in casual Caterham team clothing
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The first comes between Turns 1 and 2, with the second between Turns 4 and 6
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place, controlled by separate detection points
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft and Soft compounds to Hockenheim
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Fernando Alonso was third for Ferrari, only four thousandths adrift of Hamilton
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Nico Rosberg held the upper hand in final practice, lapping six tenths quicker than Mercedes team-mate and championship rival Lewis Hamilton
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Temperatures have risen further and we're all set for the grid-deciding session
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Welcome to live text coverage of qualifying for the German Grand Prix!