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DATA POINTS: What we learned from Friday practice in Australia

F1 Correspondent & Presenter

Lawrence Barretto
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Traffic, a red flag and persistent rain made Friday practice for the Australian Grand Prix a tricky affair for the teams – and means final practice on Saturday takes on even more importance as everyone plays catch up. But there were a few things of note that help start to shape the picture for what kind of weekend we can expect at Albert Park.

Red Bull lead the way in qualifying trim

Friday data always needs to be taken with a pinch of salt – as we never know the fuel loads of bespoke programmes of each team – and you probably need a teaspoon to go without today’s number crunching given how disrupted the running was.

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