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Practice 2 Report - Rather Surprising

Lewis Hamilton topped Free Practice 2 and shaded his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 0.024 of a second. That the Mercedes lads were again quickest was no surprise, but what was rather surprising was that Daniel Ricciardo was only 0.102 of second slower than Rosberg in his Red Bull. Was the Mercedes team sandbagging? Or had Red Bull closed the gap? Only qualifying and the race will answer those questions. The ambient temperature at the start of the 90-minute session was 88 degrees Fahrenheit (31 degrees Centigrade) and the track temperature was 131 degrees Fahrenheit (55 degrees Centigrade.) Nobody was in a hurry to get out on the track, and a full two minutes passed before Marcus...
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