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Published: 14:58 | 2/7/16

Hamilton secures pole for Austria GP

World champion secures 54th pole of his career

Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix after outpacing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by more than half a second.

The German will start the race from seventh following a five-place grid penalty after a gearbox change triggered caused by his crash in final practice on Saturday morning at the Red Bull Ring.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel also has a five-place penalty for a gear box change, so Nico Hulkenburg of Force India starts in second with McLaren's Jenson Button in third.

But Hulkenberg faced a stewards' investigation after he seemed not to slow when the yellow flags came out.

Both Hamilton and Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat questioned the safety of the track, and in particular the giant "sausage kerbs".

Kvyat suffered a rear suspension failure and a crash at Turn nine after clipping the "very dangerous" kerb.

"For me those yellow kerbs are quite dangerous, we’ve seen a couple of incidents already, I don’t know how many more it’s going to take before someone ends up in the wall and hurt," Hamilton added.

"The idea is good because they don’t want us running wide, but perhaps another solution is needed."

Kimi Raikkonen was 0.001s slower than Button in the second Ferrari, just ahead of Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull.

Williams' Valtteri Bottas will start in sixth, with Rosberg seventh, Max Verstappen's Red Bull eighth, Vettel ninth and the second Williams of Felipe Massa tenth.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff praised the team's engineers for their work on Rosberg's car following the crash in practice, telling Sky Sports: "The job the guys have done on Rosberg's car in the garage is awesome. Three minutes before qualifying the car was in pieces, three mins into qualifying the car was being put together.

"Finishing P1 and P2 is good but we go backwards with Nico unfortunately."

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