Mercedes performance similar to Barcelona - Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton suggested that Mercedes' eye-catching performance in Friday practice for the Australian Grand Prix was not a major improvement on their running during pre-season testing in Barcelona – putting an eight-tenths advantage to their rivals Red Bull and Ferrari into some context.
Hamilton topped both timesheets in Melbourne as Mercedes seemed to start the season on the front foot, although it is likely that Ferrari in particularly did not show their true hand.
After finishing fourth fastest, Vettel labelled Mercedes' pre-season claims that they would be trailing Ferrari as "bullshit".
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