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HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the best of the action from qualifying in Australia as Verstappen grabs pole

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen charged to pole position for the Australian Grand Prix, getting the better of Ferrari rival Carlos Sainz during an exciting qualifying hour in Melbourne.

Verstappen’s P1-grabbing time of 1m 15.915s put him 0.270s ahead of Sainz, with team mate Sergio Perez a tenth further back, as Charles Leclerc backed out of his final lap en route to fifth between the McLarens.

READ MORE: Verstappen surges to pole position for the Australian Grand Prix ahead of Sainz and Perez

There was a shock earlier in the session when Lewis Hamilton dropped out in the Q2 phase, with the seven-time world champion experiencing several snaps and slides on his final attempt to make the cut.

Hit go on the video player above to catch the action from qualifying in Melbourne.

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