Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drives through the pit lane during qualifying at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, March 19, 2016. (Brandon Malone/Pool Photo Via AP)
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Lewis Hamilton's 50th pole at the Australian Grand Prix Saturday was a proud milestone for the champion Briton but the achievement was almost completely overshadowed by scathing criticism of Formula One's new qualifying format.Hamilton tore around Albert Park in a searing one minute 23.837 seconds in the third and final session of qualifying, eclipsing the circuit's previous fastest lap set by Michael Schumacher in 2004 .Hamilton, his second-placed team mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari's third-placed Sebastian Vettel were all quick to criticize the format, saying race managers had been given adequate warning that it was doomed to fail.Hamilton suggested F1 management might want to listen to his team's engineers.
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