Rosberg on pole for Singapore Grand Prix

 17 Sep 2016 - 17:32

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg (C) celebrates his pole position as he stands next to Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo (L) and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton after the qualifying session on September 17, 2016, ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix night race. / AFP / Anthony WALLACE

Singapore: Nico Rosberg stormed to pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday as he threw down the gauntlet to his Mercedes team-mate and world championship rival Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg lapped 1min 42.584sec on the demanding street circuit to win qualifying by more than half-a-second from Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, with championship leader Hamilton set to start from third.