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Mixed fortunes for Mercedes in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton had gearbox problems in Bahrain Credit: PA

Nico Rosberg will be on pole for tomorrow's Bahrain Grand Prix in his Mercedes.

It's the first time the Brackley based team has had back-to-back pole positions since their return to Formula One at the start of 2010.

Rosberg pipped reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull and Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari.

His Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton was fourth fastest, but will start ninth on the grid after being handed a five-place penalty after his gearbox broke and his mechanics had to fit a new one.

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