Australian Grand Prix

F1

ByTheMinF1

Good morning everybody! Welcome to the start of a new season of F1 and Welcome to the Australian Grand Prix!

Lewis Hamilton scored the first pole position of 2018 with a blistering lap at the end of qualifying with a 1:21.1 to finish over half a second clear of thae rest of the field. Here's the rest of the grid ahead of the race start in just over 10 minutes time.

The top 10 is here, actually.. Magnussen with an impressive fifth for Haas, Ricciardo has a three place grid penalty after speeding on track after a red flag on Friday and Bottas starts from the pits after throwing it in the wall in Q3 yesterday.

Small risk of a shower today but that should stay away for the most of it,

BOT is actually starting from 15th on the grid after his Mercedes mechanics fixed his car and saved him from a pitlane start.

It's 10 past the hour and the cars are going round on the formation lap. The anticipation is really ramping up now. Who do you think will win the race today?

The cars are lined up on the grid now.. GO GO GO!

HAM leads out of T1 ahead of RAI, VET and MAG!

ALO all over the back of SAI towards the end of the first lap HAM RAI VET MAG VER

HAR pits for some soft boots.