- First race of the 2018 Formula One season takes place at Albert Park, Melbourne
- Lewis Hamilton made an F1 record 73rd career pole in Saturday qualifying
- Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen starts on the front row with Sebastian Vettel in third
- Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas starts back in 15th after crash and penalty
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Lewis Hamilton began his hunt for a record-equaling fifth Formula One world championship in style as he qualified in pole position for the season-opening Australia Grand Prix.
Hamilton blitzed the opposition in Q3 with a sensational final lap, however he must beware the Ferraris, with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel starting second and third on the grid.
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