Australian GP: Fernando Alonso fastest as Lewis Hamilton breaks down in practice one

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was fastest in the first practice session for the Australian GP in Melbourne, while Lewis Hamilton broke down on his first lap.

Alonso was more than half a second quicker than McLaren's Jenson Button, as pre-season favourite Hamilton's Mercedes came to grief on his first serious lap.

World champion Sebastian Vettel, who had a disastrous pre-season, was seventh fastest after running for just 10 laps in the Red Bull.

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