F1 qualifying, RESULT – Australian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton dominates to take pole position at Melbourne for sixth season in a row
Lewis Hamilton began his title defence in emphatic style by taking a wonderful pole position for the Australian Grand Prix.
But another Briton, newcomer Lando Norris, also lit up Melbourne just as the five-time world champion did on his own debut here 12 years ago.
Lewis Hamilton begins the defence of his world title as the Brit aims to secure pole position for the Australian Grand Prix to open up the new Formula One season.
The Brit topped the time sheets in Friday and Saturday’s free practice sessions in Melbourne, and looks favourite to start from the front of the grid at the Albert Park circuit.
Follow Sportsmail’s coverage of the opening qualifying session of the season with Sportsmail’s Dan Ripley.