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Published: 20:58 | 10/6/16

Hamilton fastest in second practice

World champion also fastest in P1 earlier in the day

Lewis Hamilton looked close to his best in Canada as he set the pace in second practice at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The world champion topped the timesheet with a 1:14.212 on the ultrasoft tyre as he went 0.257 seconds faster than Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and more than half a second clear of teammate Nico Rosberg.

The Red Bull’s of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, separated by just 0.012secs, were fourth and fifth respectively.

It was a good day for McLaren in Montreal with Jenson Button seventh behind Valterri Bottas, with Fernando Alonso a respectable 11th.

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikonnen was eighth ahead of Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz.

Hamilton, who won his first race of the season in Monaco last time out, also topped first practice after racing 0.331 secs ahead of Rosberg.

Canadian Grand Prix - Practice 2 Results:
Pos Driver Car Time

1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:14.212
2. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:14.469
3. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:14.738
4. Max Verstappen, Red Bull, 1:15.156
5. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:15.168
6. Valtteri Bottas, Williams 1:15.213
7. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1:15.213
8. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1:15.234
9. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1:15.321
10. Carlos Sainz, Toro ROsso, 1:15.410
11. Fernando Alonso, McLaren, 1:15.450
12. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1:15.493
13. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1:15.513
14. Daniil KVyat, Toro Rosso, 1:15.559
15. Romain Grosjean, Haas, 1:16.093
16. Kevin Magnussen, Renault, 1:16.255
17. Felipe Nasr, Sauber, 1:16.582
18. Esteban Gutierrez, Haas, 1:16.591
19, Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, 1:16.902
20. Jolyon Palmer, Renault, 1:17.001
21. Pascal Wehrlein, Manor, 1:17/023
22. Rio Haryanto, Manor, 1:17.423

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