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Lewis Hamilton fastest in practice for Austrian GP

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waits in his car in the garage during the first training session in Spielberg, Austria, Friday, June 20, 2014. The Austrian Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice for the Austrian Grand Prix as Mercedes set the pace on Friday.

Hamilton completed his best lap on the 4.3-kilometer Red Bull Ring in 1 minute, 9.542 seconds, topping Rosberg by 0.377. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was almost a second off the lead in third.

On the team’s home track, four-time champion Sebastian Vettel came sixth, more than 1.4 seconds behind Hamilton, while Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo posted the eighth fastest time.

Mercedes also came 1-2 in the opening practice, with Rosberg beating Hamilton by 0.140.

Rosberg leads Hamilton in the Formula One drivers’ standings by 140-118 points going into Sunday’s race, the first grand prix in Austria since 2003.

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