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Hamilton On Pole, Ricciardo On Front Row

Aussie outshines Vettel on Red Bull Racing debut

Lewis Hamilton has claimed his third pole position in Australia and the 32nd of his career with a time of 1:44.595 in the Mercedes in a thrilling shoot-out at Albert Park.

Dan Ricciardo grabbed the headlines with a best-ever front-row spot on debut for Red Bull – while teammate and World Champion Sebastian Vettel failed to make it into the final segment of qualifying for the first time since 2012.

Rookie Kevin Magnussen is on the second row for McLaren in his first-ever F1 race.

Three World Champions – Button, Raikkonen, Vettel – miss out on Q3. They account for six previous pole positions here.

Both Lotus drivers fail to make it through to Q2.

Watch out for a full qualifying report right here

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