Formula One is set to roar back into life this weekend with the 2019 season getting underway at the Australian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton is looking for a sixth world championship after lifting the title once again last season.
And he has made quite the start to his season, setting a new track record – and then beating it again – to take pole position in Melbourne.
Hamilton clocked a one minute 21.014-second lap in Q2 and went more than half a second faster to claim his 84th career pole and sixth consecutive at Albert Park.
He will start alongside team-mate Valtteri Bottas while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel qualified third, 0.704 seconds behind the five-time world champion.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was 0.130 seconds further behind and Vettel’s new team-mate Charles Leclerc starts fifth ahead of Haas drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.
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When is the Australian Grand Prix?
The Australian Grand Prix will be held on Sunday, March 17 with the race set to get underway at 5.10am UK time or 4.10pm in Melbourne.
What TV channel is the Australian Grand Prix on and can I live stream it?
The Australian Grand Prix will be live on Sky Sports F1 from 3.30am on Sunday.
Non-Sky Sports subscribers can watch the race on TV by ordering a NOW TV Day Pass for £8.99.
To live stream the race, log into your Sky Go account.
Where is the Australian Grand Prix held?
As has been the case since 1996, the Australian Grand Prix will be held at Albert Park, Melbourne.
Drivers will race 58 laps.
Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel has won the race in the last two seasons while Hamilton last won it for Mercedes in 2015.
Formula One 2019: Driver line-up
Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas
Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc
Red Bull: Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly
Renault: Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg
Haas: Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen
Mclaren: Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris
Racing Point: Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll
Alfa Romeo: Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi
Toro Rosso: Daniil Kvyat and Alex Albon
Williams: George Russell and Robert Kubica