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Hamilton grabs Melbourne pole

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton will start the Australian GP on pole after defying the Albert Park crowd by snatching P1 from home favourite Daniel Ricciardo on an ultra-impressive debut for the Red Bull youngster and F1's new era.In a riveting session run under dark clouds that only served to light up the start of the 2014 campaign in earnest, Ricciardo was the star of the show as he comprehensively eclipsed World Champion Sebastian Vettel to give Hamilton and the Mercedes the most unexpected of frights. Only a last-gasp effort from Hamilton, running on the wet tyres and crossing the line to start his all-important and ultimately-decisive flying lap just 20 seconds before the chequered flag was...
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