Motor racing - Rosberg in pole for F1 title decider

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Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg powers through a turn during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 22, 2014, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO/ MARWAN NAAMANI (AFP Photo/MARWAN NAAMANI)

Motor racing - Rosberg in pole for F1 title decider

Mercedes-AMG's German driver Nico Rosberg powers through a turn during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 22, 2014, ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO/ MARWAN NAAMANI (AFP Photo/MARWAN NAAMANI)

- Germany's Nico Rosberg on Saturday claimed pole position for the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, edging out his Mercedes team-mate and arch-rival Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg, who secured his 11th pole of the season, has to come first and hope that Hamilton finishes outside the top two to overtake the Briton and take the Formula One drivers' title.

Rosberg's time was 0.386 of a second ahead of Hamilton. It will be the eighth straight race when Mercedes have both front row places.


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