Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton dominated Friday practice in Melbourne, both times, taking first place in the printout report.
Lewis Hamilton out of competition at the second session of the Grand Prix of Australia
“It’s great to be back in the car, especially after the first day, said the Brit. – Everything was 99% perfect. We managed to show good speed both on long and short periods. We passed each circle, which wanted to pass.
In the first session we knew that Ferrari didn’t show their maximum, but in the second exercise they were fast. Tomorrow we will see the balance of power.
As for me, I will try my best to win this race”.
Newbie to Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas became the second in the morning, but after dinner lost not only Hamilton, but Sebastian Vettel.
“I am delighted to return to the track for the first time after the tests in Barcelona. Overall it was a good day – said the Finn. – We still have to finalize the balance of the car, but today the entire program is passed without any hassles.
I feel I can gain the results tomorrow. It’s hard to judge the speed because today was just training. On Saturday, we learn about his power.
Speaking about the tyres, Pirelli have made the right choice, saying these compounds to the race. Soft rubber composition go well. All riders go at full strength that we’ve seen today.”
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