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Hamilton prays for rain but Vettel wants the heat turned up

While Lewis Hamilton was left hoping for rain over the rest of the weekend, after Mercedes struggle in scorching heat in Friday's practice at Hockenheim, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel said he would be happy to carry on perspiring. Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas blamed the record-breaking European heat wave as Mercedes finished behind Ferrari ahead of this weekend's German Grand Prix. In blazing sunshine, with air temperatures reaching 37.5 and the track 57 degrees Celsius, Charles Leclerc topped the times ahead of team-mate Vettel. Hamilton was third and Bottas fourth. 'The tyres don't like the temperature,' said defending five-time champion Hamilton. 'They are always just a little...
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