Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix is live on the BBC Sport website and radio 5 liveLewis Hamilton pipped Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole position at the season-opening Australian GP.Hamilton was behind the Finn going into the final runs in qualifying but edged ahead by 0.112 seconds to take his sixth consecutive pole at Albert Park.Hamilton…

Listen to final practice and qualifying on 5 Live Sports Extra, Saturday from 02:55 GMTLewis Hamilton headed a Mercedes one-two in second practice at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton beat Valtteri Bottas by 0.048 seconds but the two were 0.8secs clear of the two Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly.Ferrari, who appeared…

By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer in Melbourne Second practice is live on Sports Extra and the BBC Sport website from 04:55 GMTLewis Hamilton started the new Formula 1 season with fastest time in the first practice session at the Australian Grand Prix.The world champion had emphasised on Thursday that he felt Mercedes were behind…

Hamilton won his fifth World Championship in 2018Lewis Hamilton says he is braced for his “toughest battle yet” after conceding Ferrari have had the best car in pre-season testing.The five-time world champion believes his Mercedes team’s deficit to Ferrari is “potentially half a second”.However, Hamilton ended the final test day just 0.003 seconds slower than…