2017 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix - Second free practice

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We will be back for final practice at 14:00 local time on Saturday!
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Hamilton finishes the session on top, ahead of Vettel and Ricciardo - Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull represented in the top three again
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Chequered flag
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Grosjean still only has 12 laps to his name, after spinning earlier on
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All drivers bar Hamilton, Bottas, Hulkenberg and Grosjean are on track as the clock ticks down
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Verstappen has a moment at Turn 20 and takes to the run-off
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Top 10 reminder: HAM, VET, RIC, RAI, BOT, VER, PER, OCO, HUL, ALO
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Replays show Ricciardo getting very close to Stroll at the Turn 7 hairpin - he's hit his fair share of traffic this evening...
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Williams performs a front wing change for Stroll on his latest pit-stop
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Some observations from the tyre supplier:
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"Just be aware that you're probably going to have a bit more overheating on this tyre you are on", Bottas is informed
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Grosjean is the only driver in the pits - he has not been on track for some time
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Wehrlein goes wide through Turn 8 and cuts across the apex of Turn 9
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Hartley gets it wrong under braking and his STR12 snaps away from him, though he stops short of the barrier
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Yellow flags at Turn 1 - one of the Toro Rosso drivers has had a moment
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Bottas expresses frustration at getting held up by a rival, though due to the fading light/angle, the identity of the miscreant is not known
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Hamilton heads back out - meaning all six leaders are circulating beneath the night sky
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The Briton ducks into the pits following his error
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Hamilton has a sizeable lock-up into Turn 17 and kicks up the dust as he runs wide
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It's been a close scrap between the 'Pink Panthers' throughout 2017
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Perez, though, proves the one-lap efforts aren't yet quite done as he vaults up to seventh - just 0.010s clear of Ocon!
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Magnussen, Wehrlein, Ericsson, Hartley and Grosjean are all over three seconds off the pace at the rear of the 20-car field
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Ocon heads the midfield battle, featuring the usual suspects - Hulkenberg, Alonso, Massa, Vandoorne and Sainz Jr., with Stroll, Perez and Gasly within reach behind
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With the focus now on longer runs, that is unlikely to change during the next 40 minutes
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As for the current order, we still have Hamilton leading Vettel, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Bottas and Verstappen
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A favourite angle of photographers at Yas Marina - here's a shot from a little while earlier as the sun set
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FP2, of course, takes place in conditions similiar to those expected in qualifying and the race
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Attention is starting to switch to long runs now, as per the usual protocol
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"I have no grip on these tyres," bemoans Gasly, before launching into a lengthy monologue
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Verstappen has improved his lap time to a 1:38.894, but he stays in sixth place overall
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Bottas runs wide through Turn 1 on his latest lap - no hint of a lock-up, just a case of carrying too much speed
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Ricciardo goes for another Ultra Soft effort and moves into third, 0.303s behind Hamilton
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Hartley gets it slightly wrong into Turn 7, locking up his left-front tyre
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"What was that, mate?" Grosjean laments, after spinning out at the final corner
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"He didn't get in my way at all," he jokes
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Ricciardo gets caught up behind Grosjean on a hot lap and loses time - he puts his middle finger up and swears over the radio
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Top 10 update: HAM, VET, RAI, BOT, RIC, HUL, ALO, VAN, VER, SAI
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Hulkenberg and Sainz Jr. are up to sixth and 10th for Renault
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Raikkonen is third, with Bottas now down to fourth
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Moments later, Hamilton edges a tenth-and-a-half ahead
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Vettel goes half a second clear with a 1:38.026
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More drivers are making the switch to Ultra Softs now...
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Bottas, on Ultra Softs, moves to the front with a 1:38.609
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Gasly gets himself into the top 10, just ahead of Alonso
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Replays show Massa having several moments through the final sector - he was close to spinning on a few occasions
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Current top 10: HAM, RIC, BOT, VET, RAI, VER, VAN, PER, ALO, SAI
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Hamilton just went purple through S1 and S2 again, but was slower in S3
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He eventually gets going again and returns to the pits
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"It doesn't seem to work," says Vandoorne, as he tries to restart the car
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Replays show him losing the rear on entry and sliding across the huge run-off area, avoiding the barriers
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Vandoorne has spun at Turn 20
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Sainz Jr. is out on track but suffers a massive lock-up into Turn 8
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Hamilton improves to a 1:38.912, the best part of a second clear of the field, and the fastest time of the weekend so far
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"I have no rear tyres left - it's really on the nose," reports Verstappen
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Ricciardo goes second, just 0.040s down on Hamilton
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Stroll (ninth) is the only other driver on the purple-marked rubber - the Super Soft is the tyre of choice for these opening minutes
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Vandoorne has gone fourth, on the Ultra Soft tyre compound
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Hamilton recovers from his lock-up to go fastest - 1:39.720
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Bottas splits the Ferraris, as Mercedes team-mate Hamilton locks up at Turn 11 and runs wide
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Replays show Vettel clattering the kerbs at the Turn 11/12/13 chicane - he took off for a moment, before thumping the ground
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Raikkonen and Vettel (also Super Softs) quickly move ahead, posting 1m40s laps
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Grosjean kicks off with a 1:42.490, on Super Softs
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Alonso pits, leaving others to start timed laps
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Alonso is the first driver to hit the track, sporting Super Softs
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Green light - FP2 begins
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Renault has been pushing to carry out a power unit change in Sainz Jr.'s car, but it is still up on jacks - so he looks set to miss the early stages
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Esteban Ocon and Kevin Magnussen will return to their Force India and Haas machines this afternoon - they sat out FP1 for Mercedes-backed GP3 champion George Russell and Ferrari-backed Antonio Giovinazzi
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In terms of DRS, there are two zones in place, the first between Turns 7 and 8 and the second between Turns 10 and 11
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Ultra Soft, Super Soft and Soft tyres here
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If you missed the session, here's what happened:
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FP1 was an extremely close affair, with Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull all featuring inside the top three positions
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As the sun sets, the floodlights come on at the Yas Marina Circuit...
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Welcome back to live coverage of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend!