Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position on a wet Spa Francorhamps, managing his fourth consecutive pole this season.

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position on a wet Spa Francorhamps, managing his fourth consecutive pole this season.

When a light rain hit Spa at the beginning of Q3, Paul di Resta was the only driver who decided to start on intermediate tires, allowing him to post the fastest lap and head to what appeared to be a pole position. The other drivers went back to the pit to switch tires and it seemed that nobody could even get close to di Resta's 2m 02.332s.

However, the rain stopped and the track started to dry so lap times started to reduce from one driver to the other. Nico Rosberg was the first to snatch di Resta's pole, but shortly after that the Red Bulls took 1-2. It wasn't over until Lewis Hamilton crossed the finish line in 2m 01.012s which made him 0.188s faster than Vettel.

Jenson Button had to settle for sixth place (behind di Resta), followed by the Renaults with Grosjean on seventh and Raikkonen on eight place. The Ferraris completed top ten with Fernando Alonso grabbing ninth place and Felipe Massa claiming tenth spot.

Results Qualifying Session:

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 2:00.368 1:49.067 2:01.012 22
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 2:01.863 1:48.646 2:01.200 19
3 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 2:01.597 1:48.641 2:01.325 20
4 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2:01.099 1:48.552 2:02.251 20
5 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 2:02.338 1:48.925 2:02.332 22
6 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2:01.301 1:48.641 2:03.075 21
7 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 2:02.476 1:48.649 2:03.081 22
8 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 2:01.151 1:48.296 2:03.390 22
9 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 2:00.190 1:48.309 2:03.482 21
10 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 2:01.462 1:49.020 2:04.059 21
11 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 2:01.712 1:49.088   17
12 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 2:02.749 1:49.103   17
13 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 2:02.425 1:49.304   16
14 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 2:00.564 1:52.036   15
15 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 2:02.110 1:52.563   16
16 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 2:02.948 1:52.762   17
17 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 2:03.072     10
18 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 2:03.300     10
19 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 2:03.317     10
20 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 2:03.432     10
21 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 2:04.324     10
22 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 2:07.384     8

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