Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren drives during the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Clive Mason/Getty Images

Hamilton makes pole position

MCLAREN'S Lewis Hamilton was thrilled to be starting Sunday's Australian Grand Prix from pole position, labelling the result 'incredible'.

Hamilton, who started from the number one spot just once in the 2011 season, said it was a momentous occasion for Mclaren, as team-mate Jenson Button will start alongside him on the front row of the grid.

'It is an incredible feeling from back here, and to get such a good start, this is my and Jenson's my first one-two in qualifying,' Hamilton said.

'It is fantastic to start the season this way. I am massively proud of team working hard as they always do, to see this result is great.'

'It is a fantastic feeling. It's great to be back here and it is an incredible start to the season. Tomorrow is the most important day and we have a lot to look forward to. (It was) a tremendous job by the team to get us to this point.'

Read more at Sky News



A blues alchemy

A blues alchemy

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite produce a Splendour special

Splendour from the sky: rescue chopper shares festival view

Splendour from the sky: rescue chopper shares festival view

Splendour punters might have been concerned by rescue chopper

At Splendour, Shark has her finest hour

At Splendour, Shark has her finest hour

Gold Coast pop star Amy Shark's Splendour set was one to remember.

Local Partners