Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton stole pole position from under the nose of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo during a dramatic, rain-affected qualifying session in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon.
After a dry start to proceedings, the heavens were threatening all day finally opened up in the final minutes of the first qualifying phase, with the weather deteriorating enough to warrant the use of Pirelli's Full Wet tyre in the final shootout.
The works Mercedes machines of Nico Rosberg and Hamilton had control over the field after the first flurry of flying laps, with the German marque's strong dry weather pace carrying straight over to wet conditions.
While team-mate Sebastian Vettel suffered a...
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