Hamilton justifies favourite tag for Mercedes in epic Melbourne qualifying session 15 March, 2014 Bad weather and a plucky Australian driver threatened to rain on Mercedes' parade at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday but Lewis Hamilton's last-gasp pole kept the Silver Arrows on top for Sunday's race.
A topsy-turvy day of howling gales, rain squalls and crashes came to a head in the final seconds of qualifying, with Red Bull's new boy Daniel Ricciardo all but stealing pole from under the favourites' nose.
With the session wound up, 2008 world champion Hamilton roared home in a frenetic finish to wrest back first spot on the Albert Park grid. Ricciardo qualified second for his home...
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