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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

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Williams' Massa takes pole for Austrian GP
AP
Spielberg, Austria, June 21, 2014
First Published: 19:51 IST(21/6/2014)
Last Updated: 21:39 IST(21/6/2014)
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain signs an autograph for a Chinese fan as he walks with Felipe Massa of Brazil prior to the start of Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa earned his first pole since 2008 as Williams stunned Mercedes in Austrian GP qualifying on Saturday.

Massa and teammate Valtteri Bottas posted the two fastest times, setting up the first Formula One race of the season without Mercedes in the front row.

Championship leader Nico Rosberg was third, while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton went off track in the final qualifying round and will start ninth.

Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel will start 12th.


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