Rosberg leads a tenth Mercedes front-row lockout and sixth consecutive in 2014.
The Formula One circus arrived in Austin this weekend a little smaller than it has been in recent times with Caterham and Marussia announcing they have gone into administration. The F1 commercial partner allowing both teams a two-race leave of absence without penalty and we hope to see them return in some form before the end of the year.
With the finances of the sport being firmly brought into the limelight in Austin, and talk of a boycott from Sauber, Force India and Lotus to force a deal to make their cut of the financial revenue more sustainable, it was good to see the green light to commence qualifying and let the sport take centre of attention.
17th: Vettel (will start from the pit lane)
14th: Kvyat (10-place grid penalty)
7th: Button (5-place grid penalty)