No changes to the Australian GP grid

Date published: March 17 2019

No changes to the Australian GP grid

The Formula 1 drivers will line up as they qualified for the Australian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton on pole position and Robert Kubica at the back of the field.

Hamilton bagged pole position for the eighth time in Melbourne with a 1:20.486 on Saturday afternoon.

That put him 0.112s up on Valtteri Bottas while Sebastian Vettel was third fastest.

With no grid penalties, either for on-track antics or taking on new parts, the drivers will line up as they qualified.

That means Williams also retain their wooden spoon starting positions with George Russell P19, one place ahead of Kubica.

The grid
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:20.486
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.112
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.704
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 0.834
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0.956
6 Romain Grosjean Haas 1.340
7 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1.613
8 Lando Norris McLaren 1.818
9 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 1.828
10 Sergio Perez Racing Point 2.295
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1:22.562
12 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:22.570
13 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso 1:22.636
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:22.714
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:22.774
16 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:23.017
17 Pierre Gasly Red Bull Racing 1:23.020
18 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:23.084
19 George Russell Williams 1:24.360
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:26.067

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