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Nico Rosberg moves ahead in closer second practice

  • Published on 21 Oct 2016 22:38
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  • By: Dominik Wilde

Nico Rosberg overhauled team mate Lewis Hamilton to top the second practice session for the United States Grand Prix.

In what was a closer session than first practice, where Hamilton was almost two seconds clear of the fastest non-Mercedes runner, the top three drivers were covered by less than three tenths of a second.

Daniel Ricciardo was second fastest, splitting the Mercedes, while his Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen completed the top five, lapping Circuit of the Americas eight hundredths of a second slower than Sebastian Vettel.

Force India had a strong showing with Nico Hulkenberg in sixth, one place ahead of Sergio Perez who sat out of the first session.

After finishing low in the order in first practice, the McLarens of Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso were eighth and ninth, while Kimi Raikkonen completed the top 10.

Carlos Sainz slipped down a position to 11th, ahead of Kevin Magnussen, Felipe Nasr, and Valtteri Bottas.

Daniil Kvyat in the second Toro Rosso was 15th, with Felipe Massa, Jolyon Palmer, Romain Grosjean, and Esteban Ocon all slower.

Esteban Gutierrez, Marcus Ericsson, and Pascal Wehrlein rounded out the field.

F1Grand Prix United States of America - Free practice 2

US Circuit of the Americas - 21 October 2016

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  • If this is how the race will turn out Rosberg has basically won the championship, but Im pretty sure Hamilton will be at least second, this is basically his track after all.

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    • Oct 22 2016 - 10:23

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