Lewis HAMILTON
67th pole position for Lewis HAMILTON
81th pole position for Mercedes as constructor
164th pole position for Mercedes as engine builder

Average : 244.891 km/h
V. Bottas (4th) was demoted 5 places for a gearbox change.
Drivers downgraded due to the use of new powertrain components:
F. Alonso (13th) by 25 places. (+ 5 places for gearbox change)
D. Ricciardo (20th) by 10 places. (+ 5 places for gearbox change)
J. Palmer did not start due to an engine problem on the formation lap.