The results of the qualification before the Australian Grand Prix in 2015

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On Saturday, March 14, took place before the first qualification stage of the race Formula 1 season in 2015 – the Australian Grand Prix. And, like last season, the racers factory team Mercedes, continued dominance. Without any problems Lewis Hamilton won the pole position and his teammate Nico Rosberg, despite minor technical problems with the car, showed the second result. The rates in the new season has increased significantly, and the leaders of detachments from his pursuers – up. For example, qualified third Felipe Massa on pole position result Williams conceded more than 1.3 seconds. It is possible that a third could be the Brazilian team mate Walter Bottas, but he made mistakes in both attempts, so there was only sixth. Pleasantly pleased the progress of Ferrari, was not much in the past year. Replacing Alonso Sebastian Vettel quickly made ​​himself at home behind the wheel and immediately ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. In qualifying they showed 4 and 5 results. But to the credit of Kimi, his gap from Vettel was only 0.033 seconds. But Red Bull team continues to suffer from the imperfections of the engine Renault, which not only became much more powerful, but not reliable. Renewed cooperation with the Japanese McLaren team still looks sadly – Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen replacing Alonso in Australia, were the last to report. But the team Manor (formerly Marussia) has managed to find the means and the strength to come to the race with fitted under Regulation 2015 last year’s car, but alas – to prepare the cars for the qualifications they do not have time. But their rivals from Caterham finally went bankrupt. But to return to the top ten. Eighth qualified Carlos Sainz Jr. at Toro Rosso, ahead of both the representatives of Lotus – Novel (9th place) and Pastor Maldonado (10th place), as well as his partner – 17-year-old Max Verstappen. By the way, this year, Lotus switched to Mercedes engines. So tomorrow will be the first race of the season, and certainly not without surprises.

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