Australian GP first practice text & radio


These are our instances for FP1

  1. Hamilton 1:23.599
  2. Vettel 1:23.637
  3. Leclerc 1:23.673
  4. Verstappen 1:23.792
  5. Bottas 1:23.866
  6. Raikkonen 1:24.816
  7. Kvyat 1:14.832
  8. Gasly 1:24.932
  9. Magnussen 1:24.934
  10. Hulkenberg 1:25.015
  11. Giovinazzi 1:25.166
  12. Grosjean 1:25.224
  13. Albon 1:25.230
  14. Sainz 1:25.285
  15. Stroll 1:25.288
  16. Perez 1:25.498
  17. Ricciardo 1:25.634
  18. Norris 1:25.966
  19. Kubica 1:27.914
  20. Russell 1:28.74

That’s it for our first observe session

Any individual aloof wide awake?

That went slightly rapidly, despite the indisputable reality that slightly uneventful other than a little bit nudge for Albon, and a dart for Bottas.

Yellow flag

We had a little bit yellow flag there. Bottas went for a dance on the computer screen. Mountainous oversteer, lock-up, into the grass, a little bit run, after which a extra special doughnut in the run-off dwelling,

Put up substitute

We’re attend on the right computer screen. Nobody has knocked the Mercs off the pinnacle assign but.

Charlie Whiting 1952-2019

The drivers are attend in the garages, the followers are playing the Melbourne sunshine. Nevertheless we will discuss Charlie Whiting. Enact you absorb any reminiscences of him over time?

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Put up substitute

The Mercedes are quickest in the 1:24s on the mediums, adopted by Verstappen on the softs, one tenth in the attend of.

Put up substitute

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A year previously, Toro Rosso’s Alexander
Albon used to be initiating on the capacity quit of his occupation – and now he is making
his huge prix debut. The British-born Thai spoke regarding the change in his
fortunes on Thursday. “It used to be… no longer extra special, nonetheless especially the muse of final
year, it used to be, let’s articulate a rocky path to F1. In the initiating of 2018, it looked
fancy nothing used to be going to happen, even to run in F2, by no methodology strategies to run in F1.
So in eight months it went from correct managing to run in F2, first run, second
run, after which this likelihood right here. It used to be slightly huge. A chunk shock. Appropriate
extra or much less fancy: ‘We did it.’”

Even 5 months previously, he had come to
the acceptance that F1 had handed him by, and had signed to run in Components E
this season. “If you happen to be conscious for FE, it used to be a little bit fancy, ‘ah, OK, I didn’t rating
the different nonetheless I’m genuinely cheerful to be in Components E, it is slightly worthy the
subsequent greatest aspect for a single-seater driver.’ And that’s when the name came.”

Albon, who done third in F2 final
season, has raced in opposition to the likes of George Russell, Lando Norris, Charles
Leclerc and Esteban Ocon for worthy of his occupation to this point and bigger than held his
own, so it would perchance maybe aloof be no surprise that he has looked assured and rapidly in
pre-season checking out.

“I genuinely feel as ready as I also will be,” he
said. “There are indubitably areas I’ve aloof got room to make stronger nonetheless the days
we’ve accomplished, I’m cheerful with how it’s long past. As you said, the instances were correct. I
am cheerful with how it went nonetheless I carry out know there might well be aloof time there and that’s
my focal point, sharpening it out a little bit bit and getting no longer correct the lap time nonetheless
getting the procedures and all the pieces a little bit extra fluid.”

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