Lewis Hamilton took a stunning pole position at Albert Park ahead of tomorrow's race, but thanked the team for their efforts over the winter to provide him with a machine capable fo such a quick time.
The reigning World Champion overturned a four-tenth deficit from the first Q3 runs to team mate Valtteri Bottas and complained over the radio about brake issues.
But he didn't let that stop him, putting in an incredible lap to set the new lap record around the track and secure his sixth pole position in a row in Melbourne.
After the session he told Sky Sports: "I'm shaking, what a beautiful day and thank you to the crowd for a great atmosphere.
"The team had no idea during testing what we would be up against and they've worked so hard in the factory and here this weekend - the team have worked to perfection.
"Congratulations to Valtteri [Bottas] also. It's great to see the top six teams top within a second of each, it's great to see."