Williams duo Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima were fastest in the first practice session of 2009 at Melbourne.
Kimi Raikkonen was third ahead of the impressive Brawn GP car of Rubens Barrichello. Heikki Kovalainen raised McLarens hopes with sixth.
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14 comments on “Australian Grand Prix Practice 1 Live Blog”
27th March 2009, 1:13
aaa up haha cant wait for the new season!
27th March 2009, 3:19
I was hoping ALO would be much faster.
27th March 2009, 3:26
Great to see things being jumbled up – but it’s still early doors to say whats really what at FP1 @ Aus.
Shame my first taster of F1 2009 will also be my taster of how I’m going to follow it over the weekend: trying to write my dissertation at the same time!
27th March 2009, 3:31
great coveage by bbc .
new floorpan for hamilton to arrive today ,me thinks.
27th March 2009, 4:18
Didn’t expect williams to top times.Even with diffuser and light load.Neither could i believe that both force indias were faster than hamilton.So i am pretty sure this is not the correct timing’s. People are testing different parts.We may know the true speeds only tom…
27th March 2009, 4:40
yeah they have been strong in the off season, nakajima’s last test session was very strong
27th March 2009, 4:25
I hope no one disappears through time when they reach 88mph using Kers. We all know what happened to Michael J Fox :)
27th March 2009, 4:27
I think we will know the truth on qual day.
27th March 2009, 4:39
There is no one I’d rather see return to the front than Sir Frank. Is there any team that has fallen from such a height and handled it with such sportsmanship and grace? Hope this holds in some form through the weekend, we all deserve a bit of the up-side of F1 after all the FIA’s calafractous gagnausea.
27th March 2009, 4:42
yeah for sure, especially since they are the longest running privateer team, VERY hard to sustain a competitive team without huge manufacturer backing – but they are doing it and it’s great to see.
would be even better if all their sponsors stop jumping ship, a good start to the season will hopefully help them sign some new big sponsors to sustain them in the long term.
speaking of sponsors on privateer teams, brawngp announcing virgin group as a major sponsor soon… :D
27th March 2009, 4:43
as much as i like massa, i think kimi is going to really turn a new leaf this year and dominate at ferrari again, he took a bit of a back seat and massa shined last year, but i think the new car and tires suit kimi’s driving much more.
27th March 2009, 4:51
apparently webber fell off his pit motorbike this morning and hurt his previously broken leg…
Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine)
27th March 2009, 4:53
Wow. He really has the worst luck, doesn’t he?
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