Weather was stable in Barcelona on Saturday, and the usual results followed. The Mercedes duo topped the timesheets to put in a one-two, filling out the first row of the grid, this time with Nico Rosberg in front of his double World Champion teammate. The German who was yet to win a race in 2015 confessed that Bahrain was still on his mind and he was keen to make a mends to his ill performance.
THE ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX
Date: 15 March 2015
Name of circuit: Albert Park
First Grand Prix: 1996
Type: Temporary, street circuit. Moderately quick with slower complexes.
Circuit Length: 5.303 km
Lap Record: 1:24.125 – M Schumacher (2004) / Ferrari F2004
Tyre allocation: Medium (white rimmed tyre wall) and Soft (yellow rimmed tyre wall)
DRS Zones: Two, with one activation point.
F1 pundit Dane Hansen, writes for The Sport Space giving you weekly breakdowns of exclusive, need to know facts about the exciting and dynamic world that is Formula One. Find out what happened in the first week at testing in Jerez.
Formula One fans can now stop holding their breathes. On the 1st of February 2015, the silence in Europe was broken by the ever growing louder 1.6l turbo engines. Why are they getting louder? Nobody actually knows. But what we do know, is that there is much much more to look forward to this year. Fans, engineers and drivers were able to get their first taste of F1 in 2015 at the first test in Jerez. Speaking of Hispanic tracks, the sport will also make its first return to Mexico since Nigel Mansell won there in 1992 – just one of many exciting prospects for the coming season.
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