MELBOURNE, March 17 (UPI) -- McLaren took the top two pole positions Saturday in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
It was the first time since 2009 the mighty McLaren team finished 1-2 in Formula 1 qualifying.
"It's an incredible feeling to be back here and to get off to such a good start," Hamilton said. "I am massively proud of the team, working incredibly hard as they do every year."
Romain Grosjean of Renault took third with a lap at 1:25.302. Defending F1 champ Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday's race in the No. 6 position.