F1: Australian GP, Hamilton on the Pole, Ferrari’s Raikkonen, Vettel 2nd & 3rd
Current world champion Lewis Hamilton (MBZAMG) took the Pole position for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne at record speed.
The Mr. Hamilton posted a lap record 1 min, 21.16 secs for the Top Spot on the grid ahead of Ferrari team mates Kimi Raikkonen and 4X world champion Sebastian Vettel.
Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) was 5th fastest but will start from 8th in the F1 season opener after being penalized 3 place grid penalty in Friday’s 2nd practice.
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) came 4th.
Haas F1 underlined their strong pace throughout the weekend by securing the 3rd row with Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean.
Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg will start the race from 7th ahead of Ricciardo, Carlos Sainz (Renault) and MercedesAMG’s Valtteri Bottas, who brought out the Red Flags after a nasty crash at the start of Q-3.
Sunday’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix is scheduled for a start at 1610 local time/AEDT.
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull/Renault||1m21.879s||0.715s|
|8||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||1m22.152s||0.988s|
|13||Sergio Perez||Force India/Mercedes||1m24.005s||–|
|15||Esteban Ocon||Force India/Mercedes||1m24.786s||–|
|16||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso/Honda||1m24.532s||–|
|20||Pierre Gasly||Toro Rosso/Honda||1m25.295s||–|
Enjoy the racing.
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