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Australian GP practice photos

Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber is mobbed by fans as he arrives at Melbourne's Albert Park on Friday

Red Bull's Australian driver Mark Webber is mobbed by fans as he arrives at Melbourne's Albert Park for his home Grand Prix

Friday practice at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne

The Melbourne skyline provides an attractive backdrop to the first Grand Prix action of the eagerly-anticipated 2009 season

Some of the Red Bull pit lane team in Melbourne

The Red Bull pit lane team endure a frustrating first session as their two cars managed just 11 laps between them

Red Bull cars in action at Albert Park

After difficulties in the morning session Mark Webber turns on the style by clocking the fourth fastest time in the afternoon

Lewis Hamilton in action during first practice in Australia

It was all a bit of a blur for world champion Lewis Hamilton as his McLaren lived down to his expectations - he ended up 16 and 18th

Felipe Massa in action at the Australian Grand Prix

Ferrari's Felipe Massa recovers from an early spin to finish seventh fastest but the Brazilian dropped to tenth in the second session

Nelson Piquet Jnr ends up in the gravel

Nelson Piquet Jr gets himself into a spot of trouble and it doesn't get much better for the Brazilian he was 18th and then 19th fastest

Rubens Barrichello ends up on the grass at Melbourne

Veteran Brawn driver Rubens Barrichello spends some time away the track but puts in a solid display to finish 4th and 2nd

Williams driver Nico Rosberg

German's driver Nico Rosberg clocks the fastest lap of both the first and second sessions on an impressive day for Williams

Renault's Fernando Alonso in the sunlight at Albert Park

Renault's Fernando Alonso suggests the fading light at Albert Park could be an issue with the Grand Prix due to start at 1700 local time



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