2014 Australian Grand Prix: Hamilton takes pole

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Daniel Ricciardo, pictured here in 2011, qualified for second place on the starting grid tomorrow.
Image: Henry Mineur.

Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton has taken pole for tomorrow's 2014 Australian Grand Prix after a last ditch attempt got the Brit on top. Daniel Ricciardo qualified second by only three tenths.

In the final fifteen seconds of the final qualifying session Nico Rosberg held the lead before Ricciardo took four hundredths off the time. The switch put the home crowd into a frenzy before Hamilton took the fastest time by three tenths. Kevin Magnussen is set to start from fourth position.

The defending champion Sebastian Vettel struggled in the rainy conditions at Albert Park. He only reached twelfth on the starting grid. All the teams and drivers have new cars and engines for tomorrow's race, the opener for the 2014 season.