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2016 Melbourne Grand Prix: Qualifying Results

A look at the qualifying results from Melbourne.

News 19 Mar 2016, 12:46 IST
This was Lewis Hamilton's 50th pole at Melbourne 

Lewis Hamilton claimed his 50th pole position of his career at the Australian Grand Prix to get his season off to the near-perfect start on Saturday. His Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg finished second while Sebastian Vettel took third place.

Both the Force India drivers finished in the Top 10 as well with Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finishing 9th and 10th respectively.

The disappointment of the day came courtesy Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, who finished 12th and 13th respectively.

This was the first race that was conducted in the new regulations but it didn't find a lot of positive reveiews.

Here are the qualifying results from the opening Grand Prix of the 2016 Formula One season in Melbourne:

1.Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:23:837
2.Nico RosbergMercedes1:24:197
3.Sebastian VettelFerrari1:24:675
4.Kimi RaikkonenFerrrari1:25:033
5.Max VerstappenToro Rosso1:25:434
6.Felipe MassaWilliams1:25:458
7.Carlos SainzToro Rosso1:25:582
8.Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:25:589
9.Sergio PerezForce India1:25:753
10.Nico HulkenbergForce India1:25:865
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