2014 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Second free practice

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We will be back for final practice at 2pm local time (GMT +11) on Saturday!
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Stay tuned to the website for a session report plus the full results
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Thank you for joining us throughout the opening day of practice in Melbourne
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FP1 pace-setter Alonso is third, with Vettel and Button completing the top five
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Hamilton remains fastest, just under two tenths clear of team-mate Rosberg
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The chequered flag comes out, bringing FP2 to an end
06:59
Both cars have been cleared and the track is clear
06:58
He then clipped the brake marker, with left-rear damage clear to see
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Replays show Grosjean's car snapping under braking for Turn 6
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Marshals quickly arrive to recover both cars
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Grosjean has also spun off in the Lotus
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He's facing the wrong direction in the Turn 9 gravel trap
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Hulkenberg has beached the Force India
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Kvyat runs wide on the exit of Turn 13
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Plenty of smoke coming from the front wheels this particular time
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Hamilton is another to carry out a practice pit-stop
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Just under 10 minutes left on the FP2 clock
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Marussia has been completing some practice pit-stops
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The Force India driver recovers without major drama
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Perez takes a trip through the Turn 9 gravel trap
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Just Gutierrez, the Lotus drivers and the Caterham duo in the pits
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There are 17 cars on track at the moment
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Ricciardo and Alonso successfully pass the Sauber of Sutil
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Replays show Raikkonen kissing the wall before the Turn 11/12 chicane
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It's approaching 6pm local time, with the sun gradually getting lower and the shadows expanding over the circuit
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Rosberg has switched back to the Medium rubber
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They ultimately avoided contact and have continued with their long runs
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Vettel made a pass, but Gutierrez kept his foot on the throttle around the outside
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Replays show Vettel and Gutierrez getting into a little bit of a scuffle at Turn 1
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Lots of race preparation taking place now, as Force India confirms
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Bianchi is back out after a lengthy delay in the Marussia garage
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When it's able to run, the E22 appears to be a real handful
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Grosjean has a major lock-up into the first corner
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It does not look like they will be lapping any time soon
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Kobayashi and Ericsson are sitting in the Caterham hospitality area
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The Frenchman currently occupies 18th
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Grosjean has a big moment on the exit of Turn 14
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Ericsson, Kobayashi and Maldonado are still yet to leave the pit lane
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Kvyat now explains over the radio that it is "impossible to warm up the tyres"
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He also inadvertently blocked Hamilton earlier on
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Kvyat gets in the way of Bottas at the Turn 11/12 chicane
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Magnussen says his car is feeling "much better" after recent tweaks
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That puts him 0.157 seconds clear of team-mate Rosberg
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Hamilton goes quickest on 1:29.625
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Moments after we mention that, he heads out on the Option rubber
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Hamilton is yet to deliver a time on the Softs
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We should begin to see some longer runs now
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Pace-setter Rosberg heads back out
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Alonso is currently fastest in the first sector, Button through the second and Rosberg in the final third of the lap
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Alonso goes second with his Soft tyre effort
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Rosberg still holding a comfortable advantage at the top of the timesheets
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Replays show Massa sliding his way through the first corner
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These improvements are all coming on the Soft tyres
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Button, fastest of all in the middle sector, goes third
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Vettel is up to second, just ahead of Ricciardo
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Bottas moves ahead of team-mate Massa
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Grosjean pits after his first full run
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Massa goes fourth in the Williams
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Grosjean posts his first flyer, putting him bottom of the timed runners
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Hulkenberg, also on the Soft tyre, goes third
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Both Ricciardo and Rosberg have switched to Softs
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Rosberg is the first to break into the 1m29s
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Grosjean runs wide at Turn 6
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Ricciardo goes fastest with a 1:30.597
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Grosjean is back out in the Lotus
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"We are looking into it," Raikkonen is told
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Marshals are now pushing him back down the pit lane
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Both Ferraris were attempting practice starts, but the Finn hit an issue
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Raikkonen has stopped at the end of the pit lane
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The Soft rubber should make an appearance later in the session
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The drivers are still lapping on Pirelli's Medium tyre compound
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He's just three hundredths back on Rosberg now
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Alonso displaces Button with an improvement
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"Thank you," is the German's response
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Vettel is warned about touching the grass under breaking for Turn 1
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Button has moved up to second, with Alonso third
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Vettel goes straight on at the first corner
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The Toro Rosso drivers are still struggling under braking
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Another off-track moment for Vergne
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The rookie continues without major drama
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Replays show Magnussen running wide at Turn 12
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Both cars have been fitted with new control electronics and energy stores
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Maldonado and Ericsson have both required changes to their power units
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Vettel jumps to second with his first timed lap
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The Japanese driver's issues appear to be ongoing
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Kobayashi is walking around the Caterham garage in standard clothing
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Magnussen goes third for McLaren
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Hulkenberg slots into second position
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Rosberg now moves to the front with a 1:32.013
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After a flurry of early times, Bottas leads on 1:33.227
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"Power steering not working," reports Grosjean, lapping for the first time today
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Hamilton is back out after a warning shut his engine down in the first session
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Plenty more cars, including both Mercedes and Williams machines, join him
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Sauber driver Sutil is the first person on track
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The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane to signal the start of FP2
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The drivers now have 90 more minutes to work on their cars
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Fernando Alonso was the main on top for Ferrari earlier today
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Welcome to live coverage of second free practice from Melbourne!