Updated: Saturday, 15 March 2014 15:33 | By Agence France-Presse

Hamilton on pole for Australian F1 GP

Britain's Lewis Hamilton pipped Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo for pole position in a dramatic qualifying session for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Hamilton on pole for Australian F1 GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britian (C), pictured after finishing in pole position, alongside teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany (L) and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, in Melbourne, on March 15, 2014 - by Saeed Khan

The young Australian, in his first season with Red Bull, snatched the top position in the final seconds before he was trumped by Hamilton in a Mercedes.

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