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Lewis Hamilton on pole in dramatic Austrian GP qualifying

Spielberg (Austria): Defending three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix from pole position after topping qualifying times.

Stewards attend Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat after his crash during the Austrian GP qualifying in Spielberg on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Stewards attend Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat after his crash during the Austrian GP qualifying in Spielberg on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg finished second on the Red Bull Ring, but has a five-place grid penalty after his gearbox was changed following a crash on Friday.

Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) were next in, the latter also penalised five places. Hamilton wants to see action taken to revise the controversial new ‘baguette’ kerbs that have caused a series of suspension failures in practice and qualifying. Hamilton said organisers needed to find another solution to the problem of drivers running wide and off-circuit.

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