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Hamilton confident FP1 issue a one-off

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Lewis Hamilton is confident the issue that brought his car to a halt in first practice at the Australian Grand Prix was a one-off.

Hamilton only made it as far as Turn 9 before an oil pressure alarm led to a precautionary engine shutdown and brought an end to his session. Normal service was resumed in the second session when the car got back on track and he set the quickest time of the day ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.

"I think it was a one-off [problem]," he said. "We were one of the only ones to stop, but I think over this season you will see various hiccups like that, but hopefully that issue will not be an issue for us [again]."

Hamilton is happy he has a good understanding of the car going into Saturday's final practice and qualifying sessions.

"We got a nice foundation in FP2 and I hope I can build on that in FP3 and see where we end up in qualifying. We got good data, a good understanding of what's going on on-track with the car and fuel and all that kind of stuff. It feels positive and I'm just glad I got through it. Tomorrow we will get a much better understanding of what fuel loads people are on and where everyone stands."

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