2017 Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix - Second free practice

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We will be back for final practice at 11:00 local time tomorrow!
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Mercedes again leads Red Bull and Ferrari - although we don't know fuel loads and exact run plans, of course...
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Hamilton finishes on top - that's two from two so far
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Chequered flag
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"The deployment is stupid," says Alonso
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Some banter over the radio between Verstappen and his engineer, following a setting change request
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Replays show Vettel locking up both fronts at the pit entry and coming close to clipping the barriers
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Verstappen has a moment through the Senna 'S' and exiting Pinheirinho
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Alonso is told by his engineer to change a setting on his steering wheel - "Wait!" he shouts in response
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Just under three seconds covers Hamilton in P1 to Giovinazzi in P20
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Ericsson and Giovinazzi are the only drivers to have posted their best times on Softs - all others have Super Soft-shod efforts
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This is also a popular time for practice pit-stops:
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Giovinazzi, gaining some more Formula 1 mileage, is told to take it easy as the rain arrives and gradually gets worse
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We can see a few drops on the cameras now...
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"Very light rain in the pit lane," Hartley is informed
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Replays show a big lock-up for Verstappen at Bico de Pato - that will make the rest of his long run a challenge
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Stroll is told to "lift and coast" but shouts "that's not the solution!" in response
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He quickly recovers and rejoins the track
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Grosjean has a spin at Descida do Lago
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Replays show it popping up as he slowed for the pit entry line - so it was likely a planned trip through the pits, before another practice start
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...that was a strange one
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Massa pits, throws what appears to be a tissue out of his car, and continues on his way...
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Most drivers have settled into longer runs now - just over half an hour of the session remaining
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Vettel and Hamilton complete practice starts at the end of the pit lane
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"I'm losing so much in a straight line," Grosjean comments over the radio
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Grosjean goes sixth, splitting the Toro Rossos - both Haas cars were behind the Saubers (running year-old power units) until that point
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"What the f**k is Hulkenberg doing?" Ocon shouts
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Hulkenberg encounters Ocon through Mergulho and loses out - he cuts back across the Force India, displaying his frustration
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Top 10 update: HAM, BOT, RIC, VET, VER, RAI, OCO, MAS, HUL, SAI
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Ocon finds some more time to go seventh, ahead of Hulkenberg and Massa
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Replays show Vandoorne going for a spin at the Senna 'S' - that ruins his planned Super Soft run
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Replays show Ericsson losing the rear and sliding across the run-off, before clattering the wall - "I have a little bit [of damage]," he says over the radio
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He manages to get going again and returns to the pits
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Ericsson has run off track exiting Mergulho
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"We found a small issue on the power unit and we are now working to fix it - it's nearly done now," says Honda, regarding Alonso's session
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Vettel is up to third, with Verstappen slotting into fourth - plenty of flow-vis paint at the rear of Verstappen's car
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He took an extra lap to post that one - perhaps an issue on his first
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Hamilton is back on top with a 1:09.515
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He had a massive lock-up on that lap - a nasty flat spot, no doubt...
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Bottas, now on Super Softs, goes quickest with a 1:09.563
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It does not look good at McLaren, either - Alonso gets out of his car and aggressively takes off his helmet/gloves, as mechanics get to work on his car
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Meanwhile, team-mate Hartley suffers a massive lock-up into Bico de Pato
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Massa finds some more time to go seventh, demoting Ocon
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Top 10: HAM, BOT, VER, RAI, VET, RIC, ALO, MAS, VAN, SAI
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Hamilton improves by half a tenth next time around - that included a new purple first sector split
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His time did not register for a few seconds - but it is showing now
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Hamilton goes P1 with a 1:09.792 - 0.068s clear of Bottas
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Bottas is the first driver to get into the 1m09s this afternoon
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Bottas now slots 0.010s ahead of Verstappen
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Verstappen moves to the front on a 1:10.280
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Vandoorne shoots up to third, ahead of the Force Indias
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Replays show Vettel getting caught up in some traffic
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Vettel and Raikkonen continue to trade fastest lap times in these early stages - Raikkonen posts a 1:10.450
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Toro Rosso - after a massive effort - has sent both Hartley and Gasly out on track after their engine issues in FP1:
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Vettel now works his way down to a 1:10.775
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Raikkonen edges ahead of Vettel - 1:10.855
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Grosjean reports "super oversteer", suggesting that his set-up has not been adjusted enough between sessions, to suit the warmer conditions
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Vettel (also Softs) moves ahead with a 1:10.993
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Raikkonen reports vibrations on his opening run
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It was also a new track record!
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For reference, the fastest time in FP1 was Hamilton's 1:09.202, set on the Super Soft compound
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Grosjean (Softs) gets the first time on the board: 1:13.080
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Green light! FP2 begins
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Clouds are gradually rolling in...
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He was set to drive in this morning's session, but Haas prioritised Magnussen, amid the rain threat
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One more Friday driver will be in action this afternoon - Antonio Giovinazzi gets a run in place of Kevin Magnussen at Haas
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He finished 12th fastest, six-tenths down on regular driver Esteban Ocon
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George Russell, who made his Formula 1 practice debut in FP1, has tweeted about the experience:
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place - the first comes along the Reta Oposta (between Turns 3 and 4), with the second on the main straight
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft, Soft and Medium tyres here
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Let's see if Ferrari and Red Bull close in this afternoon
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Lewis Hamilton set the pace in FP1, ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, as Mercedes dominated
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One team has been particularly busy between sessions, are both drivers suffered engine issues:
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Despite the threat of rain, it remains dry at Interlagos, for now at least...
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Welcome back to live coverage of the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend!