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TEAM: Toro Rosso
Both Williams drivers qualified in the top ten in Shanghai, with Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg also impressing in P7.
The team principals from Renault, Sauber, Force India, Toro Rosso and Haas all take to the stage.
Felipe Massa was second quickest in FP1, but there is more frustration from drivers after a lack of action in Shanghai.
Carlos Sainz has said tiredness is no excuse this early in the season, while Shanghai evokes happy memories for Daniil Kvyat.
Rising Red Bull star Pierre Gasly has set his sights on joining the Formula 1 grid next year after learning from his mistake in 2016.
Williams were the fourth quickest team in Australia, while there was a double-points finish for Toro Rosso.
There were top ten positions on the Friday timesheets in Australia for both Toro Rosso drivers, Romain Grosjean and Nico Hulkenberg.
Carlos Sainz Jr is hopeful of beating his two previous efforts in Australia, while Daniil Kvyat is feeling “fitter than ever” before.
Formula 2 driver Sean Gelael will test drive the Toro Rosso STR12 in Bahrain, Hungary and Abu Dhabi this season.
Despite being dropped to Toro Rosso last season, Daniil Kvyat says he has not given up on his dream of racing for a F1 World title.