2015 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix - Second free practice

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Ricciardo and Vettel complete the top five for Red Bull and Ferrari
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Perez is third, after his impressive Super Soft effort
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Nico Rosberg finishes on top, just ahead of Lewis Hamilton
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The chequered flag comes out, signalling the end of the session
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Perez is still running through data with his engineers in the garage
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Shortly after that, he locks up at the final corner
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Nasr complains of "more and more" front locking
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It looks as though Ferrari could be a bit closer in race trim
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While Hamilton has posted rapid times, his run is up and down
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It started in the 1m46s bracket, before dropping to the 1m47s
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Vettel's Soft-tyre run has been much more consistent than Hamilton's
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As usual, teams have split the compounds between drivers
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Perez is now in team clothing, so his session appears to be over
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All drivers bar Perez and Maldonado are lapping at the moment
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Sir Frank Williams watches on as his team completes practice pit-stops
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It appears to have damaged to left-rear wheel hub
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Replays show Perez hitting trouble in the final sector
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Mechanics are on hand with fire extinguishers
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Perez returns to the pits with glowing rear brake discs
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Although temperatures have dropped, it's still pretty warm out there
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Lotus highlights how it is keeping its drivers and cars cool this weekend:
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Rosberg reports some front graining on this run
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We have 17 cars out on track, conducting long runs
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We're green again, with the car on the inside of the track
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Sainz Jr. jumps out of the car and moves behind the barriers
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"Engine off," was the instruction from the pit wall
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Replays show him simply losing power
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Sainz Jr. has pulled off track at the Turn 7 hairpin
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It's now dark at Yas Marina, with the floodlights on full beam
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He's down in 15th, half a second adrift of team-mate Maldonado
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Replays show Grosjean clattering the kerbs at the third chicane
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Rosberg and Hamilton head back out after practice starts
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Button backs off and abandons his Super Soft run
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Alonso climbs to ninth position, just behind Hulkenberg
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Still a couple of Super Soft times on the way, though
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We're expecting drivers to gradually switch to longer runs now:
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He remains eighth, three tenths down on team-mate Perez
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Hulkenberg stays out for another attempt, but backs off and pits...
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Perez jumps up to third, behind only the Mercedes pair
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Rosberg and Hamilton are back in the pits after their efforts:
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Hulkenberg, one of the last to put on Super Softs, goes seventh
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Massa improves his time, but remains in eighth place
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Drivers are finding around 1.5 seconds between compounds
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Kvyat edges ahead of Raikkonen with an improvement
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Massa narrowly avoids the wall at Turn 19 and goes eighth
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Hamilton's effort is just over a tenth slower than his team-mate
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Rosberg clocks a 1:41.983 on the Super Soft rubber
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Sainz Jr. and Verstappen go seventh and eighth for Toro Rosso
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Kvyat slots into sixth position, after a slow final sector
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Ricciardo now goes second, seven hundredths up on Vettel
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Vettel ended the lap 0.193s down on Hamilton's Soft-shod time
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Remember, the Mercedes pair are yet to make the switch
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Vettel splits the Mercedes drivers with his Super Soft effort
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Replays show Nasr locking up at the second chicane
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Without it, he could have found a bit more than one second
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Replays show Raikkonen running wide at the exit of Turn 3 on that lap
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Raikkonen is one of them, and climbs to third position
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A few drivers are making the switch to the Super Softs now
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Replays show Merhi taking to the run-off at the exit of Turn 1
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Drivers gradually peel tinted layers away as the sun sets
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Replays show Massa struggling with his visor tear-offs
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Hamilton brings his pace-setting run to an end:
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Ricciardo is up to third, ahead of the Ferrari drivers
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Hamilton jumps to P1 with a time of 1:42.524
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That's just under eight tenths down on last year's FP2 marker
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Rosberg finds more time, clocking a 1:42.899
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Hamilton goes fourth with his first time of the session
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He's concerned that he may have pulled the clutch
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Hamilton asks Mercedes to double check his gearbox
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Rosberg puts Mercedes on top with a 1:43.305
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That's a couple of tenths down on Hamilton's best FP1 time
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Raikkonen improves to a 1:43.994 at the front
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Vettel is back up to second, half a tenth down on Raikkonen
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He crosses the line to go sixth, between the Sauber pair
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Alonso gets very close to the wall exiting Turn 19
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Hulkenberg goes third, 0.025s down on team-mate Perez
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Perez slots his Force India between the Ferrari pair
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Raikkonen now moves to the front on a 1:44.237
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Vettel posts the first time of the session: 1:45.009
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Vettel casually sings Happy Birthday to race engineer Riccardo Adami over the radio during his out lap, and all in Italian - impressive effort!
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Yas Marina's floodlights are already on, with the sun going down
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Plenty more cars leave the pits for some early running
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Vettel is the first driver to head out on track in his Ferrari
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The green light comes on at the end of the pit lane and FP2 begins
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FP2 is much more representative of the conditions in qualifying and the race
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For reference, air and track temperatures have dropped to 26°C and 30°C
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The first is between Turns 7 & 8, with the second between Turns 10 & 11
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There are two DRS zones in place, controlled by separate detection points
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As a reminder, Pirelli has brought its Super Soft (Red) and Soft (Yellow) tyres here
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Mercedes again enjoyed a comfortable advantage over the remainder of the field, with Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari almost three quarters of a second adrift
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Lewis Hamilton was the man in charge in FP1, edging out Nico Rosberg
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We're all set for another 90 minutes of action, as the light begins to fade
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Welcome to live coverage of second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix!