Lewis Hamilton topped the time-sheets in each the primary and second qualifying apply classes in Melbourne on Friday.
And Hamilton’s Mercedes additionally ran quickest in FP3 on Saturday morning with a 1:22.292. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was second quickest however was 0.264s slower than the Brit.
But it’s qualifying the place it’s anticipated we’ll first start to study concerning the true distinction in tempo between the groups, significantly title contenders Mercedes and Ferrari.
Hamilton outperformed Vettel in qualifying 14-7 throughout 21 races final season, together with 11 pole positions.
However the reigning world champion has a poor historical past of changing poles into race wins in Melbourne, the place he has simply two wins – in 2008 and 2015 – regardless of main the pack seven instances.
Given the impressions from Ferrari’s pre-season testing, the Prancing Horse are anticipated to boast a faster bundle than the Silver Arrows and Hamilton will due to this fact be further eager to entrance the grid.
Max Verstappen and Crimson Bull can even hope to discover out the true hole between themselves and the entrance groups having largely upset in qualifying final yr.
However who will come on prime? Right here’s all the things you want to know to watch the primary qualifying session of 2019.
Australian Grand Prix Qualifying begin time
Qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix will get underway at 6am (UK time).
Australian Grand Prix Qualifying TV channel
TV protection of the 2019 F1 season within the UK can be proven on Sky Sports activities – with the one exception coming with the British Grand Prix, which can even be screened by Channel 4.
Sky will due to this fact present all of the motion of the season’s opening race weekend in Australia.
Sky’s qualifying protection begins at 5am on Sky channel 406 (Sky HD 860, Virgin Media 516) and will run till 7.30am.
Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Dwell Stream
Sky Sports activities’ protection implies that all of the motion might be adopted on your desktop or laptop computer by way of the Sky Go app.
It’s accessible to obtain on iOS and Android smartphone and pill units.
Sky Go can also be accessible on quite a lot of platforms together with Amazon Fireplace units, iPad, Mac computer systems and laptops, Ps 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports activities app, accessible to obtain on iOS and Android units, can even be offering stay textual content protection and updates.
If you happen to’re not presently a Sky Sports activities buyer however cannot stand to miss out on the motion, you’ll be able to add the channels to your field by way of a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which allow you to add Sky Sports activities channels for 24 hours, begin at £6.99 a day, with a weekly go ranging from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV does not even require a typical tv to use, as it’s also accessible on a NOW TV Field, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Sensible TV, PC or Mac, and chosen cellular and pill units.