Rosberg, Piquet on Front Row

Nico Rosberg and Nelson Piquet Jr. will share tomorrow's front row for race one at Silverstone, with the pair split by just 0.041 of a second. Their grid positions emulates that of their fathers, exactly 20 years ago at the British Grand Prix

Rosberg, Piquet on Front Row

Rosberg set the fastest time of 1:31.509 early in the session and kept the leading spot throughout, despite a fierce challenge from Piquet, who continuously chipped away but was just unable to take his first pole in the series.

Behind the pair, Championship leader Heikki Kovalainen will line up third, unable to do better than four tenths of a second off Rosberg's pace. Kovalainen heads Championship challenger Adam Carroll tomorrow, with fellow challenger Gianmaria Bruni lining up a disappointing twelfth.

Bruni, however, will gain one grid position due to penalties. Alex Premat, who qualified fourth, will drop back to 14th on the grid due to a ten position penalty handed to him in race two at Magny Cours. Similarly Ernesto Viso, 15th in the session, will line up on the last spot of the grid for tomorrow's race.

The session was bookended by spins, with DPR's Olivier Pla spinning into a stall in the middle of the track early on and requiring a push from the marshalls to get restarted, while Xandi Negrao found the gravel in a cloud of dust with a minute to go, effectively bringing the session to an end.

The front row starters will be emulating their illustrious fathers' fierce battle in the 1985 British Grand Prix, when Keke Rosberg headed Nelson Piquet on the grid at Silverstone.

They may not want to repeat their fathers' performances, though: Piquet finished fourth in the race, while Rosberg retired.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Rosberg ART Grand Prix 1:31.509 7 2. Piquet Jr. Hitech Piquet Sports 1:31.550 + 0.041 12 3. Kovalainen Arden International 1:31.929 + 0.420 8 4. Premat ART Grand Prix 1:31.987 + 0.478 9 5. Carroll Super Nova International 1:32.004 + 0.495 14 * 6. Jani Racing Engineering 1:32.190 + 0.681 8 7. Lopez DAMS 1:32.298 + 0.789 10 8. Speed iSport International 1:32.339 + 0.830 12 9. Pantano Super Nova International 1:32.359 + 0.850 12 10. Lapierre Arden International 1:32.374 + 0.865 10 11. Piccione Durango 1:32.395 + 0.886 11 12. Bruni Coloni Motorsport 1:32.446 + 0.937 11 13. Pla DPR 1:32.467 + 0.958 12 14. Alvarez Campos Racing 1:32.793 + 1.284 12 15. Viso BCN Competicion 1:32.816 + 1.307 12 * 16. Garcia Racing Engineering 1:32.848 + 1.339 11 17. Yoshimoto BCN Competicion 1:32.941 + 1.432 12 18. Monfardini Durango 1:32.953 + 1.444 14 19. Fauzy DAMS 1:33.006 + 1.497 9 20. Hernandez Campos Racing 1:33.226 + 1.717 11 21. Sharp DPR  1:33.298 + 1.789 11 22. Artam iSport International 1:34.033 + 2.524 11 23. Negrao Hitech Piquet Sports 1:34.109 + 2.600 12 24. Lauda Coloni Motorsport 1:34.692 + 3.183 10 
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