Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton takes pole position from team-mate Nico Roberg.
Hamilton’s initial run was sufficient to give him a 1.3s gain over his team-mate Nico Rosberg drive wide at the second-last curve and end his first attempt.
But he made a strong final lap, put a perfect lap-time and the German 0.6 seconds slower than Hamilton; he will start from second on the grid tomorrow.
The Brazilian Felipe Massa set third fastest but the gap between Mercedes was almost 1.4sec. The Silver Arrows made perfect season start, a big advantage over the nearest rivals.
Sebastian Vettel managed fourth fastest ahead his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, Williams’ speedy Valtteri Bottas had to settle for sixth fastest following run wide at the final corner and saving a big slip.
Local hero Daniel Ricciardo finally set seventh fastest ahead of the Toro Rosso new recruit Carlos Sainz Jr.
The Mercedes-powered Lotus duo Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado completed the top ten in Australian GP grid.
The baby-young Max Verstappen failed to enter Q3; he just terminated in final part of Q2, but the young speedy showed some strong laps throughout the qualifying session.
Round one to both McLaren duo Jenson Button and Kevin Magnuseen fails to make it through to Q2 and Q3; Red Bull new recruit has also fail to enter top ten shoot-out ; shameful Force India to start from fourteenth and fifteenth.