Formula One: Hamilton, Rosberg set pace for Mercedes
Published on Mar 14, 2014 4:12 PM
MELBOURNE (AFP) - Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg showed that Mercedes could be the team to beat at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix when they impressively topped the time sheets in practice on Friday.
With teams adapting to a raft of technical changes in Formula One, Hamilton overcame mechanical problems in the first session to time quickest in the second run-out ahead of his team-mate.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was third fastest, while four-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel, who endured severe problems in pre-season testing, placed an encouraging fourth.
"I'm satisfied with P2 (second practice). P1 I obviously didn't get anywhere," said Hamilton, the 2008 world champion.
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