2014 F1

Hamilton on Pole in wet qualifying; Vettel 12th on Grid

BiwAwK5IgAAzc6vThe Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton takes the first Pole of F1’s new V6 era, and it’s his 32nd career pole. While four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will start the race from 12th after being caught out by the wet conditions.

The local guy Daniel Ricciardo clinches maiden front row start for Red Bull first appearance, season rookies McLaren Kevin Magnussen, Daniel Kvyat will start their first race in F1 fourth and eighth from tomorrow.

The second Mercedes man Nico Rosberg qualified third, ahead of McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

Hamilton’s pole position took him level on 32 career poles with British compatriot Nigel Mansell.

“Today was so much harder for everyone in these conditions,” Hamilton said. “These cars are a lot harder to drive in the wet and the first time for me driving this car in the rain. To be up here is a great showing for the team.”

Results: Qualifying Results: F1 2014 Australian GP


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