Max Verstappen secures pole position for Australian GP Qualifying, surpassing Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

Max Verstappen Secures First Pole Position at Australian GP, Lewis Hamilton Settles for Third

On Saturday, Max Verstappen of Red Bull claimed his first pole position at the Australian Grand Prix after his teammate, Sergio Perez, crashed out in Q1. Mercedes’ George Russell came in second, while seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton finished third. The Dutchman delivered a stunning 1:16.732 lap in the final moments of qualifying to edge out his rivals. Despite challenging conditions at Albert Park; including a cool and windy climate, Verstappen emerged victorious. The race promises to be an exciting one as Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin, Lance Stroll, Carlos Sainz, and Charles Leclerc eagerly chase the podium spots. Catch the Australian GP live on Sunday at 6am on Sky Sports F1, with build-up from 4:30am. Make sure you use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player.

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