Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in qualifying at Albert Park this evening, with Nico Rosberg also finishing in the top three.
Lewis scored the 100th pole position for Mercedes-Benz power in Formula One, a record dating back to 1954
It was also the 32nd pole of Lewis' career, putting him equal with Nigel Mansell and one behind Jim Clark
Nico qualified in third place, just five-hundredths behind the second placed car of Daniel Ricciardo
Six of the top 10 today were Mercedes-Benz powered cars, including three of the top four
That was a really tricky qualifying session out there this evening. Starting from third place on the grid is not the optimum but okay for me. I know that I have a good race car and that makes me quite confident. With a good start, I should have a nice chance of scoring a strong result. It will be a very interesting race because fuel consumption and tyre wear will be on the edge. So there might be some surprises tomorrow.
That was the kind of qualifying session where mistakes are so easy to make - and the team delivered. We got the cars on track at the right time and coped well with the changing weather conditions. For the final run in Q3, both drivers chose to run full wet tyres as we were not sure how quickly the circuit was drying. Lewis did a great job to claim pole position with his final lap, while Nico was also P1 when he crossed the line at the end of his last run, although he finished up P3. After so much hard work to reach this point, it's good that we have come through a tricky session safely and in strong starting positions. We are also proud to have taken the 100th pole for Mercedes-Benz power in Formula One, which is a nice milestone. But the points are won on Sunday and we know that it will be a tough race in terms of fuel consumption and reliability. We will leave no stone unturned overnight to make sure we are in the best possible situation for tomorrow.