Lewis Hamilton takes the pole of the Australian Grand Prix while home favourite Daniel Ricciardo is second for Red Bull Racing.
To encourage Q3 running, all drivers in Q3 will get an extra set of option tyres for that session. They will start the race on the tyres they used to set their best Q2 time.
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton denied home favourite Daniel Ricciardo a maiden pole position in a thrilling rain-affected qualifying session in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon. The Red Bull driver looked to have done enough to grab the top spot with his final effort, but Hamilton wasn’t to be denied, taking his Mercedes around 0.317s quicker than the Australian. The other Mercedes of Nico Rosberg was third fastest.