Duo pilots Mercedes led the first of Friday’s training Grand Prix of Australia, the initial stage of season 2017.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were the only one who in the course of the session used the softest part of the tire Ultrasoft, where they showed their best times. The British even partner was ahead by half a second, driving round and 1.24,220.
Best of the rest became the driver of the Red Bull Racing Daniel Riccardo, who lost to Hamilton 0,666 seconds. The second pilot of the Austrian team Max Ferstappen was the first who lost to the leader second.
Ferrari, despite all expectations after the winter tests, did not show a good result. Kimi Raikkonen set the fifth time, and Sebastian Vettel most of the session spent in the pits and your best score 1.25,464 showed in the final minutes, finishing in fifth place.
It is noteworthy that the five following places in the Protocol divided the pilots of five different teams: Felipe Massa, Romain Grosjean, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Carlos Sainz – Williams, Haas, Renault, Force India and Toro Rosso respectively. So the struggle in the middle group this season really promises to be incredibly dense and interesting.
Russian racer Daniel Quat showed the 12th time, behind Sainz 0,064 seconds and about 0.3 seconds Weight.
Rookie of the Formula 1 lance Stroll became the 13th.
McLaren racers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandorn, who lost time due to technical problems, located on 14-m and 20-m a place.
Live text commentary from the first training Grand Prix of Australia with pictures and videos you can view on our website.
|3.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||1.24,886||+0,666||12|
|4.||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1.25,246||+1,026||12|
|10.||Sergio Perez||Force India||1.26,276||+2,056||13|
|11.||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1.26,450||+2,230||14|
|12.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||1.26,514||+2,294||15|
|16.||Esteban Windows||Force India||1.27,656||+3,436||12|
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