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Productive Friday for Mercedes despite Hamilton Engine Issue

The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS team ended both free practice sessions on Friday fastest at Silverstone ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix, but an engine failure for Lewis Hamilton dampened their mood somewhat. Nico Rosberg was fastest in the opening session ahead of Hamilton, with the positions reversed for the second session. Hamilton’s pace in the second practice session before his mechanical issue was impressive. He was over seven tenths of a second quicker than the best non-Mercedes of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari in third, and was set to start a long run on high fuel when the engine cut out on him. “The car felt pretty good here today but unfortunately I lost my most important...
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