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2017-03-24 11:27

GREAT START IN OZ: Lewis Hamilton was the quickest driver in the both Friday practice sessions ahead of the 2017 Australian Grand Prix. Image: AP Photo / Rick Rycroft

Melbourne - Lewis Hamilton delivered the faster speeds that Formula 1 rule changes had promised Friday, going under the racing lap record in the second practice session for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

The three-time world champion had the fastest time in morning practice and his afternoon time of 1min23.620 seconds was quicker than the racing lap set by Michael Schumacher in 2004 at the 5.3km Albert Park Circuit.

First race of the season

After the second practice session, Hamilton was live on the team's Facebook page, giving viewers a look at the hospitality area. The Briton said: "We definitely have the nicest-looking hospitality area."

Watch: Behind the scenes team hospitality tour with Lewis Hamilton! #FanFriday


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