Robert Fernley: "We obviously still have a lot of work to do ahead of qualifying, but from a learning perspective we’ve achieved a lot today.”
Fernando Alonso: "The car feels consistent and easy to drive, and it’s giving me the confidence to push it to the limit."
Daniil Kvyat: "There is definitely potential and things are looking better compared to Melbourne,"
Both Sauber C34-Ferraris ran without any major issues.
Lotus F1 Team opened-up strongly but Romain Grosjean experienced a loss of power in the afternoon.
Nico Rosberg topped the times during the morning session, with Lewis Hamilton claiming top spot in the afternoon.
A sweet and sour start to the Malaysian GP weekend for Mercedes, as Lewis Hamilton’s car failure offset Nico Rosberg’s fastest time.
Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg almost a second slower in last running before qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel: “It looks like the hard work done during the winter, both on track and at the factory at Maranello, is paying off."
Eric Boullier: “There’s a neat circularity to the fact that McLaren-Honda starts its second era in the same country at which it ended its first."
Valtteri Bottas: "It was a very productive Friday; whilst Felipe was unlucky with a technical problem and lost some running."
Felipe Nasr: "Even from my side as well as on the car side, there is much we can do.”
The E23 has demonstrated promising potential during its first Grand Prix event outing of 2015.
Carlos Sainz: “I’m happy with today, I had been waiting for this day for a very long time and it was definitely a decent first day."
Nico Hülkenberg: "With almost 50 laps today I think we are quite well prepared going into the weekend."
Nico Rosberg topped the opening session by just three hundredths of a second from Lewis Hamilton in P2.
Daniel Ricciardo: "I’ve got to get these ants out of my pants now – I’m hanging out to drive!"
Mercedes duo dominates opening Melbourne free practice, over a second clear of the chasing pack.
Mercedes AMG Petronas continues its domination at Yas Marina.