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Half a second up on his nearest rival in FP2, Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes’ improvement between the final test and Friday’s practice was “night and day.”
Mercedes began their 2017 campaign with back-to-back P1s in Friday’s practice in Melbourne, edging Ferrari and Red Bull.
Mercedes and Red Bull Racing were reportedly forced to change their suspension systems ahead of the Australian GP as they did not comply with the regulations.
Formula 1 is under new ownership and everyone wants something from the new bosses, from a trip to Las Vegas to less dudes to equal engines.
The mind games between Mercedes and Ferrari continued in the build-up to the Australian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel labelling the other team as the favourites.