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Australia 2012 - Qualifying results // Lewis Hamilton takes the first pole position of the year

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Australia never fails to to impress when it comes to surprising results, and qualifying delivered on every level. Kimi Räikkönen dropped out in the first session, whilst his teammate made it all the way up to third place. The Toro Rosso drivers split sessions with one in tenth and one in eleventh. McLaren led the way with a 1-2, a great result for those who enjoy the smoother nosed cars. Sebastian Vettel, defending champion, qualified sixth, behind teammate Mark Webber. Finally, and not unexpectedly, both HRT cars failed to reach the 107% cutoff time.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:24.92214
2Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:25.07415
3Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:25.30221
4Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:25.33618
5Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:25.65117
6Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:25.66818
7Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:25.68616
8Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:25.90820
9Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:26.45118
10Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro RossoNo Time16
11Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.42912
12Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:26.49412
13Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:26.59012
14Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:26.66316
15Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:27.08616
16Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:27.49716
17Sergio PérezSauber F1 TeamNo Time11
18Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:27.7589
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:28.3797
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:29.0188
21Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:30.92310
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:31.6709
DNQPedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:33.4956
DNQNarain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:33.6436

107% time: 1:32.214

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