THIS is how the grid will look when those five red lights go out to start the 2018 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton broke Ayrton Senna’s longstanding record of six pole positions in the Australian GP with a stunning lap that put him almost seven tenths clear of his nearest rival.
That honour went to Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who edged out teammate Sebastian Vettel to join the reigning world champion on the front row.
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Daniel Ricciardo will start his home grand prix from eighth on the grid after incurring a controversial three-place grid penalty for driving too quickly back to the pits during a red flag period in Friday practice.
Joining him on the penalty list is Valtteri Bottas, who finished 10th in the order after crashing late in Q3, but drops a further five places due to a gearbox change.
The Australian Grand Prix will get underway on Sunday afternoon at 4:10pm AEDT.
THE GRID — 2018 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
1. (44) LEWIS HAMILTON
Mercedes, 1m21.164s in Q3 (new qualifying lap record)
2. (7) KIMI RAIKKONEN
Ferrari, 1m21.828s in Q3
3. (5) SEBASTIAN VETTEL
Ferrari, 1m21.838s in Q3
4. (33) MAX VERSTAPPEN
Red Bull-TAG Heuer, 1m21.879s in Q3
5. (20) KEVIN MAGNUSSEN
Haas-Ferrari, 1m23.187s in Q3
6. (8) ROMAIN GROSJEAN
Haas-Ferrari, 1m23.339s in Q3
7. (27) NICO HULKENBERG
Renault, 1m23.532s in Q3
8. (3) DANIEL RICCIARDO
Red Bull-TAG Heuer, 1m22.152s in Q3 (3 place grid penalty)
9. (55) CARLOS SAINZ JR
Renault, 1m23.577s in Q3
10. (14) FERNANDO ALONSO
McLaren-Renault, 1m23.692s in Q2
11. (2) STOFFEL VANDOORNE
McLaren-Renault, 1m23.853s in Q2
12. (11) SERGIO PEREZ
Force India-Mercedes, 1m24.005s in Q2
13. (18) LANCE STROLL
Williams-Mercedes, 1m24.230s in Q2
14. (31) ESTEBAN OCON
Force India-Mercedes, 1m24.786s in Q2
15. (77) VALTTERI BOTTAS
Mercedes, No time recorded in Q3 (5 place grid penalty)
16. (28) BRENDON HARTLEY
Toro Rosso-Honda, 1m24.532s in Q1
17. (9) MARCUS ERICSSON
Sauber-Ferrari, 1m24.556s in Q1
18. (16) CHARLES LECLERC
Sauber-Ferrari, 1m24.636s in Q1
19. (35) SERGEY SIROTKIN
Williams-Mercedes, 1m24.922s in Q1
20. (10) PIERRE GASLY
Toro Rosso-Honda, 1m25.295s in Q1