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A flock of bird flies above Force India Formula One cars during the qualifying session for the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne

A flock of bird flies above Force India Formula One cars during the qualifying session for the Australian F1 Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1 ANIMALS)

Australian Grand Prix qualifying

15 March 2014

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a rain-hit qualifying session on Saturday, while world champion Sebastian Vettel will start the race from 12th after being caught out by the wet conditions.

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