Ferrari made a solid start to the season in Australia on Friday when Fernando Alonso led the pack chasing the Mercedes duo.
The red cars also showed good reliability, although they ran a relatively modest number of laps compared with some rivals.
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Saturday, March 15
10:00 a.m. – Tudor United Sportscar Championship | Sebring (FOX Sports 1) *Live
11:30 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Detroit (FOX Sports 1) *Delay
Sunday, March 16
8:30 a.m. – Tudor United Sportscar Championship | Sebring (FOX Sports 1) *Delay
12:30 p.m. – National Arenacross | Greensboro (FOX Sports 1) *Delay
2:00 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Detroit (FOX Sports 1) *Replay
9:00 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Detroit (FOX Sports 2) *Replay
**All times Eastern Standard
Lewis Hamilton came back from a disastrous start to finish the first day in Australia on top of the times, emphasizing that as expected Mercedes will set the pace this weekend.
Hamilton stopped on track at the start of FP1 due to a sensor issue, but ran 37 laps without issue in the second session to lead his teammate Nico Rosberg by just 0.157s.