13 March 2015, Friday, 13:08
UFA, 13 March 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Viktoria Gavrilova/. The first race weekend of the royal series "Formula 1" was launched early this morning at Albert Park in Melbourne (Australia). At 6.30 the first free training race was held and at 10.30 am the second training race started (Ufa time).
The third free training race will be held on Saturday, March 14, at 8 am (Ufa time). And already at 11 o'clock qualification round of Australian Grand Prix will begin.
Daniil Kvyat, Ufa native will for the first time compete for the Red Bull Racing top team. Judging by the results of pre-season testing, the car built by engineers of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, may allow the only Russian in the "Formula 1" to fight for the podium.
Recall that four years ago, the Russian Daniil Kvyat already tasted victory champagne on the podium at Albert Park: Vitaly Petrov then finished the third. Since 1996 in Melbourne it has been Michael Schumacher who won more than others (four times), and he also has the race lap record set in 2004. But the record lap time in qualifying round is already faster by more than half a second, and this record was set by Sebastien Vettel in 2011, who competed for the Red Bull Racing, the current team of Daniil Kvyat.
The Australian Grand Prix starts at 10 am (Ufa time) on the 15th of March. Unfortunately, the HD television broadcast is not yet scheduled for this season.