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Qualifying results - Australia 2014 // Mercedes and Red Bull take control of the front row

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Perez puts in some laps for Force India
Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team

The headline results may make F1 2014 sound as though nothing has changed - Mercedes and Red Bull vying for pole position - but things certainly are different. A smattering of rain throughout the sessions mixed things up and made tyre choice crucial, but also slightly easier for the race tomorrow. Kimi Räikkönen crashed his Ferrari, Daniil Kvyat knocked the wall in his Toro Rosso, whilst both Williams drivers found their cars difficult to control.

Sebastian Vettel failed to get into the top ten, leaving Daniel Ricciardo to impress the home crowd with his attempts at pole position. He split the Mercedes duo, with Hamilton securing P1 and Rosberg settling in on the second row of the grid. Alongside him, an impressive Kevin Magnussen, who pulled the maximum out of his McLaren in the first qualifying of his F1 career.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:44.23122
2Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:44.54820
3Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:44.59521
4Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:45.74519
5Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:45.81921
6Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:45.86421
7Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:46.03020
8Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:47.36820
9Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:48.07921
10Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:48.14719
11Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:44.43713
12Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:44.49413
13Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:44.66813
14Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:45.65512
15Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:45.86713
16Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:47.29313
17Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:34.2935
18Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:34.7945
19Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:35.1177
20Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:35.1575
21Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:36.9936
DNQPastor MaldonadoLotus F1 TeamNo time3

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