Kimi will start tomorrow’s 71 lap Brazilian Grand Prix from the fifth row of the grid, in tenth place. Like the previous three sessions, this fourth one took place in the dry, as the threat of rain didn’t materialize. Q1 went off smoothly for Kimi, who went through to the next stage in tenth place, although he immediately had to make use of the Soft tyres. The fight was tighter in Q2, with the Scuderia driver having to use his remaining set of the softer of the two compounds. This time, he got to Q3, again in tenth place. In Q3, Kimi was only able to do one run, posting a 1.11.099.
Nico Rosberg took pole for Mercedes with a lap in 1.10.023, just 33 thousandths quicker than team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The second row features the Williams of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, while row 3 is home to Jenson Button in the McLaren and Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull. Alongside Alonso is Kevin Magnussen in the McLaren, while Raikkonen shares row 5 with Daniel Ricciardo in the Red Bull. The race starts at 14h00 tomorrow, (17h00 CET.)