By Harry Schofield
Lewis Hamilton topped the time sheets for the first free practice session of the 2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix Season in Melbourne.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was 0.038 seconds behind Lewis in a testing session for all the teams.
Its the first time all the teams and drivers have been on the track together in race going trim and its still hard to judge who is fast and who is hiding pace.
It will become more clear in Saturdays qualifying session, when the engines are turned up and fuel levels are low, the drivers will drive the 2019 regulation cars in anger for the first time.
Williams are right down on the time sheets, but expected to improve over the weekend.
Full results FP1 Melbourne:
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.599 26 laps
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.038s 18 laps
3 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 0.074s 18 laps
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 0.193s 22 laps
5 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 0.267s 30 laps
6 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo Racing 1.217s 18 laps
7 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1.233s 30 laps
8 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1.333s 23 laps
9 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1.335s 24 laps
10 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1.416s 11 laps
11 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo Racing 1.567s 23 laps
12 Romain Grosjean Haas 1.625s 18
13 Alex Albon Toro Rosso 1.631s 21 laps
14 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1.686s 19 laps
15 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1.689s 26 laps
16 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1.899s 21 laps
17 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 2.035s 16 laps
18 Lando Norris McLaren 2.367s 31 laps
19 Robert Kubica Williams 4.315s 25 laps
20 George Russell Williams 5.141s 25 laps
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© Harry Schofield 2019