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Rosberg takes pole for Abu Dhabi GP, ahead of Hamilton

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nico Rosberg extended his streak of pole positions to six when he edged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday's qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Rosberg's final lap was 0.377 of a second faster than Hamilton at Yas Marina circuit, and he became the eighth man in Formula One history to record six straight poles. The all-time record is eight, set by Ayrton Senna over the 1988 and 1989 seasons.

It was the 15th time this season that Mercedes had locked out the front row of the grid, establishing a new F1 record.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Ford EcoBoost 400
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kyle Busch50433
2Kevin Harvick50421
3Jeff Gordon50382
4Martin Truex Jr.50324
5Carl Edwards23685
6Joey Logano23608
7Brad Keselowski23478
8Kurt Busch23339
9Denny Hamlin232710
10Jimmie Johnson231512
11Ryan Newman231411
12Dale Earnhardt Jr.23109

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