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2019 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix - 3/15 to 3/17 at Albert Park

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View Poll Results: Pick the winner at Albert Park on Sunday
Lewis Hamilton
30.00%
Valtteri Bottas
0
0%
Sebastian Vettel
20.00%
Charles Leclerc
30.00%
Max Verstappen
10.00%
Pierre Gasly
0
0%
Daniel Ricciardo
0
0%
Nico Hulkenberg
0
0%
Carlos Sainz Jr.
0
0%
Lando Norris
0
0%
Kimi Raikkonen
0
0%
Antonio Giovinazzi
0
0%
Romain Grosjean
10.00%
Kevin Magnussen
0
0%
Alexander Albon
0
0%
Daniil Kvyat
0
0%
Sergio Perez
0
0%
Lance Stroll
0
0%
Robert Kubica
0
0%
George Russell
0
0%
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2019 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix - 3/15 to 3/17 at Albert Park

 
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Default 2019 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix - 3/15 to 3/17 at Albert Park

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Fri 15 March 2019
Practice 1 (Thu) 21:00 - 22:30
Practice 2 (Fri) 01:00 - 02:30

Sat 16 March 2019
Practice 3 (Fri) 23:00 - (Sat) 00:00
Qualifying (Sat) 02:00

Sun 17 March 2019
Race 01:10


CIRCUIT INFO:

Lap data
Lap length 5.303km (3.295 miles)
Race laps 58
Race distance 307.574km (191.118 miles)
Pole position Left-hand side of the track
Lap record* 1’24.125 (226.934 kph) by Michael Schumacher, 2004
Fastest lap 1’23.529 (228.553 kph) by Sebastian Vettel, 2011
Maximum speed 312kph (193.868 mph)
DRS zone/s (race) First and second straight
Distance from grid to turn one 380m

Car performance
Full throttle 71%
Longest flat-out section 843m
Downforce level High
Gear changes per lap 54
Fuel use per lap 2.5kg
Time penalty per lap of fuel 0.1s

Strategy
Quickest complete pit stop in 2012 21.91s by Ferrari (see full list)
2013 prime tyre**: Medium (2012: Medium)
2013 option tyre**: Super Soft (2012: Soft)

*Fastest lap set during a Grand Prix
**Pirelli’s compounds are softer than those used in 2012

Data sources: FIA, Williams, Mercedes





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Voted Leclerc. If Ferrari have found their mojo then it’d be nice to see a new kid win the race.
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I really have no idea how this race will go based on testing. Gut says stick with Merc & Lewis, but I'll hold off on the vote for a bit.
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Voted Lewis, as always. Good to see Ferrari looking so competitive!
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I feel like Merc is going to have a slow start to the season but will LH will take the title home in the end as he gets more acquainted with the car. I'd say he'll be in perfect shape by the time Canada rolls around (one of his best tracks).

I'm going to say Max because I really like that people are undermining the Honda PU and it's going to sneak up and kick ass!

Here's to hoping! haha.
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Nothing more I'd love than to see Honda win. Would love to see Zac Brown shed a tear and Alonso too for the way they treated Honda.
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Mercedes and Lewis ahead after Practice 1. Verstappen puts the Red Bull HONDA in 4th
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Mercedes top second practice too as Ferrari appear to be sandbagging

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/47579031
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Originally Posted by A 2 View Post
Mercedes top second practice too as Ferrari appear to be sandbagging

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/47579031
We'll know soon enough: Saturday afternoon Melbourne time.
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Voted Lewis. Sticking by him & Merc FTW.
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