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Mercedes stamps advantage in Melbourne qualifying

Mercedes had put an end to doubts that the team might struggle to beat Ferrari. As Hamilton took pole for the Australian Grand Prix and Bottas second, their 0.7s advantage over the competition it particularly telling. Qualifying kicked off with Norris heading out on track, ahead of Robert Kubica. Albon was also out early, making it a newbie first few minutes. Both Ferrari drivers joined a little bit later, opting to use medium tyres while every other team immediately went for the softs. So did Mercedes, and it was therefore Hamilton and Bottas who controlled the timesheet until the closing minutes, when those in danger went out again to secure themselves a spot into Q2. Leclerc then...
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