Australian Grand Prix - Melbourne, Australia - 24/03/2017 Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain laps the Melbourne circuit during the second practice session. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)
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Lewis Hamilton has already delivered the faster speeds that Formula One rule changes were designed to achieve, going under the racing lap record during practice Friday for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.The three-time world champion had the fastest time in morning practice and his afternoon session time of 1 minute, 23.620 seconds was quicker than the racing mark Michael Schumacher set in winning the 2004 title at the 5.303-kilometer (3.295-mile) Albert Park Circuit.Ferrari driver Vettel split the Mercedes cars of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, who posted the fastest two times in the opening practice earlier Friday, with his 1:24.167 in the afternoon session.Hamilton, who won back-to-back world championships in 2014 and '15 and narrowly lost to Rosberg last season, completed 22 laps in the morning session and 34 in the afternoon and used three tire compounds across the day.Four-time world champion Vettel completed only 10 laps in the morning session but had 35 in the second session.
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