Formula 1 2014: Australian GP Qualifying Results

Lewis Hamilton Pole Australian GP Qualifying

The 2014 season of Formula 1 racing is officially on, and it’ll be a season packed with thrills, surprises, and tail-happy power slides if the Australian GP qualifying results are anything at all to go by. So, be warned that spoilers abound below, and that you might be surprised to see who’s going to be starting tomorrow’s Australian GP from the front row.

 

Driver No. Driver Team Grid Pos.
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-Renault 2
6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 3
20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 4
14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 5
25 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Renault 6
27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 7
26 Daniil Kvyat STR-Renault 8
19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 9
22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 10
7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 11
1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 12
99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 13
10 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 14
77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 15
11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 16
4 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 17
17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 18
9 Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 19
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 20
21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 21
13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 22

 

Are you as surprised as I was to see Vettel’s Red Bull Renault down in the 6th row while his (apparently under-rated) teammate fought the heavily favored Mercedes team for pole? In the rain? What about the Kimi v. Fernando duel everyone was talking about before the season kicked off- are you thinking now that the Scuderia should have just held on to Massa?

Let us know what you think of these Australian GP qualifying results- and how they matched up to your predictions!- in the comments, below.

 

Source: Formula 1, Motorsport.

 

Jo Borrás

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