Updated: Saturday, 05 July 2014 21:18 | By Agence France-Presse

Rosberg takes pole for British Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg took pole position in a Mercedes on Saturday for Sunday's British Grand Prix, with world champion Sebastian Vettel second fastest for Red Bull.

Rosberg takes pole for British Grand Prix

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg drives during the third practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, on July 5, 2014 - by Andrew Yates

It was a fourth pole position of the year for the German and the eighth of his career.

His main rival for this year's world title, team-mate Lewis Hamilton, could only manage sixth fastest time in a rain-hit session.

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