Result: Nico Rosberg secures pole position at Belgian Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after posting the fastest time in qualifying at Spa.

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has put his car on pole position for tomorrow's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa.

The current drivers' championship leader finished just ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying this afternoon.

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates after claiming pole position during qualifying ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 23, 2014© Getty Images

A heavy shower shortly before the start of the session left the longest track on the Formula 1 calendar in a wet condition for qualifying.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo tried to split the Mercedes cars late on, but struggled to match their pace in the damp conditions, running wide on his final lap to finish fifth.

Current world champion Sebastian Vettel will start from third, alongside Ferrari's Fernando Alonso on the second row.

Sauber's Esteban Gutierrez failed to progress from the first part of qualifying, having broken down after setting only one flying lap.

Andre Lotterer, who is replacing Kamui Kobayashi for just one race, outqualified Caterham teammate Marcus Ericsson on his F1 debut.

1. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)
4. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
5. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
6. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
7. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
8. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
9. Felipe Massa (Williams)
10. Jenson Button (McLaren)
11. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
12. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
13. Sergio Perez (Force India)
14. Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
15. Romain Grosjean (Lotus)
16. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
17. Pastor Maldonado (Lotus)
18. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
19. Max Chilton (Marussia)
20. Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
21. Andre Lotterer (Caterham)
22. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates after qualifying in pole position for the F1 Chinese Grand Prix on April 19, 2014
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