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Fastest laps - Australian Grand Prix 2015 - Ferrari solidly scoop best of the rest on pace

Rosberg struggled to match Hamilton's pace all weekend
Credit: Mercedes AMG Petronas

With Mercedes so dominant at Albert Park, it's no surprise that race winner Lewis Hamilton secured the fastest lap of the first race of the season. Nico Rosberg was close behind, and it was Ferrari who were best of the rest. The improved engine in the Ferrari allowed Kimi Räikkönen to post the third fastest time, although it was teammate Sebastian Vettel that picked up the final trophy.

Further back, Red Bull and Toro Rosso were down on pace, with Renault really struggling into the new season. McLaren also brought up the rear, although that was probably less of a surprise for all involved.

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:30.94550
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:31.09247
3Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:31.42636
4Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:31.45752
5Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:31.56051
6Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:31.71950
7Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.95946
8Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:31.97048
9Felipe NasrSauber F1 Team1:32.61246
10Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:32.79746
11Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:32.87249
12Jenson ButtonMcLaren Honda1:33.33856
13Max VerstappenScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.29530