pipped Team Mate Valtteri Bottas to Stick Position in the season-opening n Grand Prix.

Hamilton was supporting the Finn going into the final runs in qualifying but edged ahead by 0.112 seconds to shoot his sixth consecutive pole at .

Hamilton has been a enormous 0.704secs quicker than ’s in third, ahead of fresh team mate .

British rookie Lando Norris took a great appeared on his debut for .

Along with George Russell, one other British rookie, was 19th, well ahead of his Williams team mate .

More to follow

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Cars go round the track in Melbourne in bright sunshine