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Sochi FP2: Bottas, Hamilton, then daylight

A display that indicated the gap to the rest of the Formula 1 grid is as large as it's ever been, Mercedes scored a comfortable Valtteri Bottas-Lewis Hamilton 1-2 in second practice on Friday in Sochi. Setting the pace with a time of 1:33.519, Bottas was 0.267 seconds up on Hamilton, with the third-placed Renault of Daniel Ricciardo a further 0.791s back in what is clearly a one-team fight for first this weekend. A circuit where Mercedes have never lost in the six years the Russian Grand Prix has been on the calendar, Sochi once again seems to suit the Black Arrows down to the ground, although it is hoped Bottas can make something of the intra-team fight at a circuit he is historically...
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