Formula 1 photos: A new season begins and we are there


Lewis Hamilton smashed Albert Park’s lap record again and again in dramatic style on Saturday as he secured a pulsating pole position for Sunday’s 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

In a high-speed and record-breaking qualifying session, the three-time champion steered his new era Mercedes to his sixth Melbourne pole and his fifth pole position in a row, including four last year. It was also his 62nd career pole and fourth in succession at Albert Park.

After a brief spell of drizzle and an accident that wrecked Australian Daniel Ricciardo’s hopes, a dramatic session reached a tense conclusion with four-time champion and former Albert Park record-holder German Sebastian Vettel snatching second place on the grid for Ferrari.

Hamilton’s near-flawless lap in his new ‘fatter and faster’ car was recorded in one minute and 22.188 seconds, leaving him 0.268 seconds clear of second-placed Vettel.


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By Sam Tickell, March 2017

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