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Vettel fastest, McLaren second

Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets as Ferrari made an impressively fast start to F1 2019 on the first day of pre-season testing. But while anticipation is building for another blockbuster battle between Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull this season, it was McLaren who emerged as the Scuderia's closest challengers on Day One. World champion Lewis Hamilton was only ninth quickest. Mercedes did, however, complete a combined 151 laps. Vettel flew out of the blocks to set his fastest time, a 1:18.161 just before lunch, a benchmark that didn't look likely to be challenged before Carlos Sainz's eyebrow-raising late surge in the MCL34. In the closing stages of a fascinating first day, Sainz lapped...
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