Lewis Hamilton showed his class once again as he raced to pole position in Melbourne at the Australian Grand Prix.
F1 Australian Grand Prix: Q3 – Lewis Hamilton takes pole
The new F1 season got off to a flying start as the rookies impressed, none more so than Lando Norris, who somehow managed to finish eighth after a sensational run in Q1 and Q2.
Alexander Albon was impressive as well, finishing ahead of his Toro-Rosso teammate Daniil Kvyat and making it through to Q2 and will start in 13th place tomorrow.
But the action at the top was most interesting, as Mercedes unleashed their true power in Q2 and Q3, with Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton dominating both sessions ahead of the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc.
F1 Australian Grand Prix: Q2 – Lewis Hamilton goes fastest
Despite ending Q1 fastest, Leclerc couldn’t replicate that good work in Q2 and Q3, and will begin tomorrow’s race in fifth place. Vettel, on the other hand, did enough to take third.
F1 Australian Grand Prix: Q1 – Charles Leclerc goes fastest
Max Verstappen emerged as a contender by finishing fourth, but Lewis Hamilton in pole and Bottas right behind him means its Mercedes who are literally in pole position to end the race weekend with the best result.
As for Kimi Raikkonen in Alfa Romeo Racing, he finished in 9th position, while local boy Daniel Ricciardo finished a disappointing 12th in front of his home fans in Melbourne.
What will the main race bring? Plenty to look forward to as the F1 action continues tomorrow.