McLaren were the fastest team last time out in Brazil but have slumped, while Red Bull seem in great shape for the start of the season.
Marussia team principal John Booth hailed the team’s start to the season after the first day of practice in Australia.
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The first day of practice ahead of the 2013 has been completed. Here’s over 100 pictures of the cars in action at Albert Park.
Two of F1’s newest drivers were among those to collect fines on the first day of the new season – and one of the old guard too.
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh says practice today was “one of the hardest days I can recall” after the MP4-28 struggled on its debut.
Sebastian Vettel stayed on top of the times in the second practice session for the Australian Grand Prix.
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Sebastian Vettel began his championship defence by leading the first practice session of 2013 – but Ferrari weren’t far behind.
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