- 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.
AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING RESULTS
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.'
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.'
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.
'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.