Subdued start to practice for Red Bull Racing

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Daniel Ricciardo PNL-150313-021745002

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Red Bull Racing pair Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat made a steady start to the opening rounds of the 2015 season in Australia.

Crowd favourite Ricciardo finished the first free practice session in Melbourne with the 10th fastest time of 1:31.570, though was only able to complete nine laps in his RB11.

His session included a half-spin at the penultimate corner midway through the 90 minute practice.

Meanwhile new team-mate Daniil Kvyat was able to complete 17 laps around Albert Park, setting the 11th fastest time of 1:32.073.

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg topped the timing sheets with a fastest time of 1:29.559 ahead of team mate and world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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Daniil Kvyat PNL-150313-021731002