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Race Fastest Laps – F1 2015 Australian GP

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Race Fastest Laps - F1 2015 Australian GP
The 2015 Formula 1 season began as it ended last season with a win for World Champion Lewis Hamilton. The Silver Arrow driver also posted the first fastest race lap of the year.

Hamilton remained the only driver to dip below the 1:30 mark in the Melbourne season opener with a 1:30.945. He set best time on Lap 50 in the closing stages of the race, just eight laps from the finish line, winning against team-mate Nico Rosberg by the narrowest of margins. The German achieved his fastest time of 1:31.092 minutes on Lap 47.

“But when Nico turned up the heat I was able to react, which was good.” (Lewis Hamilton

The two Mercedes drivers chased one another for the whole of the race. Lewis: “Nico was very quick throughout the race and it was really trying to manage the fuel and all that, and also the tyres, not really knowing where the limit of the tyres is in terms of how far they can go. But once you’ve got a two-second gap you try to manage that, there’s no need to eke out more. But when Nico turned up the heat I was able to react, which was good.”

Hamilton leads the rankings in the DHL Fastest Lap Award thanks to his fastest lap in the season-opening race at Albert Park. This was Hamilton’s 21st fastest race lap of his Formula 1 career. Last year, he won the DHL Fastest Lap Award for the first time since its inception in 2007 with a total of seven fastest laps.

The second race weekend of the season takes place from 27th to 29th March with the 2015 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX at the Sepang International Circuit.  (Powered by DHL)

Fastest race laps – 2015 FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX

01: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1:30.945 – Lap 50
02: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 1:31.092 – Lap 47
03: Kimi Räikkönen (Ferrari) 1:31.426 – Lap 36
04: Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 1:31.457 – Lap 52
05: Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) 1:31.560 – Lap 51
06: Felipe Massa    (Williams) 1:31.719 – Lap 50
07: Sergio Pérez (Force India) 1.31.959 – Lap 46
08: Nico Hülkenberg (Force India) 1:31.970 – Lap 48
09: Felipe Nasr (Sauber) 1:32.612 – Lap 46
10: Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) 1:32.797 – Lap 46

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