Lewis Hamilton pips Nico Rosberg in second Austrian Grand Prix practice

Hamilton completed his best lap in 1 minute, 9.542 seconds, topping Rosberg by 0.377.

By: Associated Press | Spielberg | Published:June 20, 2014 7:48 pm
Lewis Hamilton steers his car during the first training session in Spielberg, Austria on Friday. (Source: AP) Lewis Hamilton steers his car during the first training session in Spielberg, Austria on Friday. (Source: 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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