• Lewis Hamilton is on pole after taking top spot ahead of Nico Rosberg
  • Mercedes driver recorded a time of 1:07:922 at Austrian Grand Prix
  • Rosberg hit with five-place grid penalty after crash in final practice
  • World championship leader forced to change gearbox following crash
  • Sebastian Vettel also suffers five-place grid drop following gearbox change
  • Respective penalties mean Jenson Button starts third after qualifying fifth 
  • Daniil Kvyat suffered big crash in Qualifying One for Toro Rosso
  • The hills came alive here in Spielberg as Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix at the end of a frantic day.
The Briton took his 54th career pole and second in Austria as he comfortably beat Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in a rain-hit qualifying session.
Hamilton is now perfectly placed to score a first victory here and cut the German's 24-point championship lead, with Rosberg demoted to seventh for Sunday's race.
Lewis Hamilton (centre) was fastest for Mercedes in front of Nico Rosberg (left) and Nico Hulkenberg
Lewis Hamilton (centre) was fastest for Mercedes in front of Nico Rosberg (left) and Nico Hulkenberg
Rosberg was all smiles having claimed his 54th career pole position ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix
Rosberg was all smiles having claimed his 54th career pole position ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix
Hamilton claimed pole position in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix in qualifying on Saturday
Hamilton claimed pole position in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix in qualifying on Saturday

AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING RESULTS 

1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes 1min 07.922s
2 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes 1:08.465
3 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1:09.285
4 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:09.781
5 Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren 1:09.900
6 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Ferrari 1:09.901
7 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Red Bull 1:09.980
8 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Williams 1:10.440
9 Max Verstappen (Hol) Red Bull 1:11.153
10 Felipe Massa (Bra) Williams 1:11.077
ELIMINATED FROM Q2 
11 Esteban Gutierrez (Mex) Haas 1:07.578
12 Pascal Wehrlein (Ger) Manor 1:07.700
13 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Haas 1:07.850
14 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 1:08.154
15 Carlos Sainz (Spa) Toro Rosso No Time
16 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India No Time
ELIMINATED FROM Q1 
17 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Renault 1:07.941
18 Jolyon Palmer (Gbr) Renault 1:07.965
19 Rio Haryanto (Ina) Manor 1:08.026
20 Daniil Kvyat (Rus) Toro Rosso 1:08.409
21 Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber 1:08.418
22 Felipe Nasr (Bra) Sauber 1:08.446
Note: Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel have five place grid penalties for unscheduled gearbox changes so start 7th and 9th respectively. 
With more rain and cooler temperatures forecast for Sunday's race, Hamilton added: 'I need a good start because I've had some c*** starts. I can't worry about Nico, the most important thing is I do my job.
It feels like one of his Rosberg's strongest tracks and my weakest so I want to win, that's it.' 
Daniil Kvyat crashed in qualifying as he has lost control  before skidding across the gravel trap into the barrier
Daniil Kvyat crashed in qualifying as he has lost control before skidding across the gravel trap into the barrier
Kvyat crashed at the final corner but luckily escaped unharmed from the crash which brought out the red flags
Kvyat crashed at the final corner but luckily escaped unharmed from the crash which brought out the red flags
Kvayt had ran wide heading into the final corner before the right rear suspension appeared to give way
Kvayt had ran wide heading into the final corner before the right rear suspension appeared to give way
Sparks fly from underneath the broken front wheel of Kvyat as his Toro Rosso skids across the race track
Sparks fly from underneath the broken front wheel of Kvyat as his Toro Rosso skids across the race track
Kvyat's Toro Rosso lies against the barrier at the exit of the final turn following his crash in qualifying one
Kvyat's Toro Rosso lies against the barrier at the exit of the final turn following his crash in qualifying one
The Russian walked away unhurt from the incident and will start Sunday's race in 20th position
The Russian walked away unhurt from the incident and will start Sunday's race in 20th position
Rosberg has won the last two races here and dominated Friday practice. But suspension failure at the end of Saturday morning's practice session resulted in a heavy collision with the barriers, a gearbox change and subsequent penalty.
The incident left the Mercedes mechanics facing a race against time to get Rosberg into qualifying, with both sides of the garage working on his car.
'It was a really unbelievable job from everybody,' said Rosberg. 'Even Lewis' mechanics came over to my car to make sure I got out.
'The five places penalty will be very costly but I'll do my best from there.'
Jenson Button will start in third due to Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel's grid penalties for this Grand Prix
Jenson Button will start in third due to Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel's grid penalties for this Grand Prix
Daniel Ricciardo was seventh fastest for Red Bull during a hectic qualifying session in Spielberg
Daniel Ricciardo was seventh fastest for Red Bull during a hectic qualifying session in Spielberg
Rain clouds loom over the Red Bull Ring as Carlos Sainz tours the circuit in his Toro Rosso
Rain clouds loom over the Red Bull Ring as Carlos Sainz tours the circuit in his Toro Rosso
Hamilton was not the only British driver to take advantage of Rosberg's misfortune.
Jenson Button made it into the final part of qualifying for the first time since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2014.
The 2009 world champion qualified fifth for McLaren but starts the race from third with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel relegated to ninth, also for a gearbox change. 
Sebastian Vettel was fourth fastest for Ferrari but will suffer a five-place grid drop following a penalty
Sebastian Vettel was fourth fastest for Ferrari but will suffer a five-place grid drop following a penalty
Pascal Wehrlein impressed to put his Manor into 12th place ahead of Sunday's race at the Red Bull Ring
Pascal Wehrlein impressed to put his Manor into 12th place ahead of Sunday's race at the Red Bull Ring
'When I crossed the line I was ecstatic,' said Button. 'The team did a good job. We're lucky to be third but it's a great result, especially going into the British Grand Prix.
'We'll enjoy the moment, it's a great starting position and it makes the race easier for us. The race is up in the air but we're very good on strategy and very good on starts. We probably can't finish on the podium.'
McLaren's Fernando Alonso cut a disgruntled figure after qualifying 14th and revealed afterwards that his team had mistaken old tyres for new, costing him valuable time.
'Unfortunately, when we pulled the blankets off the tyres they were not new - they were the old tyres so that was a surprise for the whole team,' said the Spaniard.
Nico Rosberg climbs out his Mercedes after crashing in the final practice session ahead of the Austrian GP
Nico Rosberg climbs out his Mercedes after crashing in the final practice session ahead of the Austrian GP
Rosberg suffered a left rear suspension failure which saw him crash on exit of turn two at the Red Bull Ring
Rosberg suffered a left rear suspension failure which saw him crash on exit of turn two at the Red Bull Ring
Rosberg's accident saw him run a kerb before he lost control and hit a barrier on the outside of the circuit
Rosberg's accident saw him run a kerb before he lost control and hit a barrier on the outside of the circuit
Rosberg's crash came with just 20 minutes to go in the final practice session ahead of qualifying
Rosberg's crash came with just 20 minutes to go in the final practice session ahead of qualifying
Mercedes staff cover Rosberg's car following the German's accident in practice ahead of qualifying
Mercedes staff cover Rosberg's car following the German's accident in practice ahead of qualifying