The home boy completed the quickest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1:16.540 seconds for the weekend’s best ever time in the third part of the session.
“For now, it’s been going really well. Home race, to be on pole is fantastic. I would have preferred if it was an open fight with Lewis so I’m less happy as a result. Nico Rosberg said during the post-qualifying press, who starts on pole.
“But it’s a fantastic day but there are no points today. There is still a long way to go tomorrow.” He added
“For tomorrow, it is supposed to be a bit colder, so it should make it easier on the tyres. The weather could play a role, so I just need to take it as it comes.”