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Lewis Hamilton edges Ferrari drivers in opening Australian GP practice session

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton opened the 2019 Formula 1 season on top as the leading three teams were covered by less than two-tenths of a second in Australia. In warm and sunny conditions at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit Hamilton rose to the front of the pack with a best effort of 1:23.599, once the front-runners switched to Soft tyres. That effort left him just 0.038s clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – chasing a hat-trick of Melbourne wins this weekend – while his team-mate Charles Leclerc was a mere 0.036s further back in third spot. Max Verstappen classified fourth for Red Bull, 0.193s behind pacesetter Hamilton, as the team’s partnership...
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