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Australian GP invent-up: Hamilton on pole
Vettel, Hamilton and Bottas

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Summary

  1. Bottas overtakes Hamilton at originate to lead – on 5 live at high of page
  2. Accumulate entangled #bbcf1
  3. Ricciardo loses front cruise at originate

Live Reporting

By Niamh Lewis

All times acknowledged are UK

  1. ‘A form of debris’

    Jennie Gow

    BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter

    There is heaps of debris on the originate/attain straight. The fellows are working on Daniel Ricciardo’s automotive.

  2. Green flag

    Bottas in actuality intended it when he acknowledged he used to be going to be the wildcard this three hundred and sixty five days. He is supreme put the quickest lap time and we’re handiest on three/Fifty eight.

  3. ‘Ricciardo pushed wide’

    Jolyon Palmer

    Venerable Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    Daniel Ricciardo is the substantial loser in his home speed, he’ll ought to cling been pushed wide on to the grass, nonetheless Nico Hulkenberg, his group-mate had a real originate, transferring up to eighth. It used to be huge tight at Turn 1.

  4. Bottas leads

    Yes, you study that agreeable, Valtteri Bottas got off to the next originate from P2 and he leads the Australian Gargantuan Prix! Is now not this thrilling!

  5. Yellow flag

    Daniel Ricciardo got rather angry and fully ruined his front cruise, meters after surroundings off as he went onto the grass.

  6. Go! Go! Go!

    Skedaddle originate

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  7. Ian: Morning chaps/chapessess

    James Agar: Can’t wait to see the modern Brits Norris, Russell build over the season.

    Chris Doherty: Aloof cannot take into accout now we cling a McLaren within the pause 10 for the first time for the reason that first half of of final season, and it could perhaps cling been two if Sainz didn’t in discovering caught up in Kubica’s incident on his closing speed.

    Emma Tennant:I’m unsleeping, I mediate, being attentive to #bbcf1 again for the #AusGP Purchased work in a number of hours time as wisely, hope I don’t feel sorry about getting up this early

  8. ‘A avenue-circuit feel’

    Jolyon Palmer

    Venerable Renault driver on BBC Radio 5 live

    Or now not it’s now not a extinct speed track, a form of a avenue circuit feel, it’s miles bumpy, with heaps of chicanes, in contrast with the billiard-table serene tracks we high-tail to for many of the season.

    Sebastian Vettel starts 1/three within the support of the first two Mercedes and has to produce up rather of tempo.

    Mercedes are seven tenths away from the arena, nonetheless they didn’t opt final season – it’s miles someplace the assign anything can happen. The tempo of the Mercedes looks exceptional nonetheless it’s now not supreme the tempo that wins you this speed.

  9. That is how they line-up

    Grid

    Copyright: BBC Sport

  10. Post update

    Australia

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  11. Hear on the pause of the page

  12. Are we ready?

    Formation laps are nearly a high-tail.

    Seb

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  13. Norris ‘quietly confident’

    Lando Norris, who starts eighth in his first ever tall prix, tells Sky Sports: “I’m feeling quietly confident, I don’t know what to expect – it used to be one in all my supreme night’s sleep.

    “It will seemingly be a prolonged one, it’s miles warm, now not easy for my first speed of the three hundred and sixty five days, nonetheless I’ve accomplished as noteworthy preparation as i will. The originate is one in every thing I’m most anxious about.”

    Lando Norris

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  14. Accumulate Alive to – #bbcf1

    Australian Gargantuan Prix, 05:10 GMT

    Jeanine: I’m in a position to’t wait cling a substantial speed season, greetings from the Netherlands 🙂

    Nathan Whitaker: Possess you have confidence you studied that Norris for McLaren has a real likelihood at some real facets on his debut?

    Jeremiah: Lando says he has some butterflies within the belly. Taking a search to come to a decision on it straightforward to the hastily nook! Actual thinking for a rookie. He could presumably presumably sting like a butterfly on the end of the speed.

  15. World of worry for Williams

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer in Melbourne

    In the paddock in Albert Park,
    the Williams thunder is agreeable down the far end, separated from the row of
    constructions housing the other groups – all aspect-by-aspect – by tyre dealer
    Pirelli, Red Bull’s engine partner Honda, and the bar thunder hosted by the
    sport’s legit beer sponsor.

    The positioning of their
    constructing used to be, by coincidence, a becoming and agreeable reflection of the assign
    Williams stand competitively – adrift of the the relaxation of the grid, all on their very non-public
    in a world of worry. Russell used to be a big 1.276 seconds slower than the following
    slowest automotive.

    Williams

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  16. ‘If truth be told unbelievable’

    Lewis Hamilton’s father Anthony tells BBC Radio 5 Live: “Nothing has changed, it’s miles as if Lewis is eight in his first [karting] speed. I’m as anxious as I was for his first speed.

    “Lewis is in actuality unbelievable. I frequently wonder the assign he gets that ‘no difficulty’ from. I mediate this would be a undeniable originate to the season, you realize Lewis, he is de facto competitive and he loves the reality that we are right here as wisely.

    “I on no story in actuality abilities the speed as I’m too anxious – from the minute it starts I’d prefer it to be over.

    Lewis Hamilton

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  17. Tricky day within the thunder of enterprise

    Or now not it could perhaps presumably presumably be a now not easy day for Robert Kubica – itsy-bitsy doubt. And the question is: does he silent bear the utilizing feel and abilities he so clearly had eight years ago sooner than his rally accident?

    His final F1 speed? Abu Dhabi 2010. For Renault. Started 11th on the grid. Executed 5th.

    Please don’t let him cling misplaced these abilities.

    Robert Kubica

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    Robert Kubica

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  18. Post update

  19. Most poles at a single speed

    The day old to this, Lewis Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher, and Ayrton Senna within the most pole positions in a single speed.

    Schumacher has eight at Suzuka, Japan.

    Ayrton Senna has eight at Imola, Italy.

    Lewis Hamilton has eight at Melbourne, Australia.

    Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton

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  20. Now we cling one minute of silence

    To defend in mind F1 director Charlie Whiting. The circus is at a stand silent, and has long gone entirely restful to defend in mind this man who had such a substantial produce on this sport all of us delight in.

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