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Hamilton Takes First Pole of 2014


2014 Australian GP qualifyingQualifying for the Australian Grand Prix gave the world its first taste of the new 2014 Formula cars being driven in anger. After much speculation and analysis of the teams throughout the testing season, the time sheets revealed all… Hamilton Takes First Pole of 2014

Lewis Hamilton, as predicted, took pole position on a wet track showing the true dominance of his Mercedes. Team mate Nico Rosberg will start tomorrows race in third after a strong qualifying performance. SO who is sandwiched between the two silver cars? Daniel Ricciardo and his Red Bull will start P2 despite the teams horrific ordeals during testing. The new boy to Red Bull in his RB10 was cheered by his home crowd, Vettel was booed (maybe Webber related) and he only managed 13th fastest. The world champion stated that his car was difficult to drive. Rookie Kevin Magnussen managed a fantastic fourth on his debut with McLaren, however, traffic and changing conditions led to Jenson Button only managing 11th. Alonso will begin the race P5 but his team mate, Kimi, will only start P12 due to spinning and crashing his Ferrari in qualifying 2. Williams duo of Massa and Bottas round off the top 10. Lotus will start at the back of the grid after a dismal beginning to the year.

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Daniel Ricciardo
3. Nico Rosberg
4. Kevin Magnussen
5. Fernando Alonso
6. Jean-Eric Vergne
7. Nico Hulkenberg
8. Daniil Kvyat
9. Felipe Massa
10. Valtteri Bottas

11. Jenson Button
12. Kimi Raikkonen
13. Sebastian Vettel
14. Adrian Sutil
15. Kamui Kobayashi
16. Sergio Perez

17. Max Chilton
18. Jules Bianchi
19. Esteban Gutierrez
20. Marcus Ericsson
21. Romain Grosjean
22. Pastor Maldonado