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Free Practice 1 results - Australian Grand Prix 2017 // Hamilton leads the way with Bottas on his tail

Hamilton leads the field on Friday
Credit: Daimler AG

Lewis Hamilton kicked off his season with intent, scratching out half a second over his teammate Valtteri Bottas, with both Mercedes drivers ahead of the rest of the field. Red Bull were close behind whilst Ferrari got their day off to a slow start, preferring to wait for the track to be rubbered in before hitting their stride.

McLaren's turbulent pre-season continued into the first session of the year, with Stoffel Vandoorne's car suffering a water leak that kept him in the garage for much of the morning.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:24.22022
2Valtteri BottasMercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport1:24.80325
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:24.88619
4Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:25.24619
5Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:25.37216
6Sebastian VettelScuderia Ferrari1:25.46410
7Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:26.14228
8Romain GrosjeanHaas F1 Team1:26.16820
9Nico HülkenbergRenault Sport F1 Team1:26.18315
10Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:26.27629
11Carlos Sainz JrScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.45024
12Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:26.51425
13Lance StrollWilliams Martini Racing1:26.73429
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren Honda1:27.11618
15Marcus EricssonSauber F1 Team1:27.34830
16Esteban OconSahara Force India F1 Team1:27.65623
17Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:27.66720
18Pascal WehrleinSauber F1 Team1:28.53922
19Jolyon PalmerRenault Sport F1 Team1:28.5856
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren Honda1:28.69514