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Sebastian Vettel had the fastest lap in the last practice before qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, ending Lewis Hamilton’s run at the top of the time charts ahead of the Formula One season opener.

Vettel drove his Ferrari around the 5.303-kilometer Albert Park circuit in 1 minute, 23.380 seconds and was almost a half-second faster than Mercedes pair Valterri Bottas, who was second quickest in 1-23.859, and Hamilton in 1-23.870.

Vettel’s Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen was fractionally under 1-24 to post the fourth-quickest time and was the only other driver to go under 1-25, despite stopping on the track early in the session.

Michael Schumacher holds the mark for the fastest racing lap at the Melbourne circuit, recording 1-24.125 on the way to victory in 2004.

Vettel tops Hamilton in last practice before qualifying - The Hindu