Live: F1 Australian GP commentary and updates – FP1 & FP2 

Minute-by-minute updates on Friday practice for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.

More than two years on from the dropped Australian GP because of the flare-up of the

COVID-19 pandemic, F1 makes its exceptionally expected return to a patched up Albert Park for 2022.

The key track changes see segments of the circuit broadened, the Turn 9-10 chicane taken more time to speed up 

in a streaming back segment and the whole design has been reemerged. All changes have been made in 

the expectation of expanding overwhelming open doors and making additional astonishing races.

Sebastian Vettel is back in real life for Aston Martin in the wake of missing the initial two races having tried positive for COVID-19.

Charles Leclerc drives the early F1 drivers' big showdown by 12 from Ferrari colleague Carlos Sainz Jr, with reigning best on

the planet Max Verstappen in third 20 focuses off Leclerc.
Opening practice for the Australian GP

starts off at 4am BST (1pm nearby time), trailed by second practice what begins at 7am BST (4pm neighborhood time).