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Hamilton sets the pace in practice

ABU DHABI: Briton Lewis Hamilton topped the times for McLaren in Friday's second free practice session for Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 2008 world champion outpaced his three rivals in this weekend's championship showdown by more than two-tenths of a second.
Hamilton, 25, who claimed pole position and then led last year's race for 19 laps until forced to retire with a braking problem, clocked a day's best of one minute and 40.888 seconds. It was a bold statement of intent

Red Bull dominate while Hamilton suffers

Sebastian Vettel led championship leader Mark Webber in a dominant Red Bull one-two in both practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday. While they flaunted an advantage of more than half a second over their title rivals, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton could only watch impotently from the sidelines after crashing in the morning.
When the 2008 Formula One champion did get back on track with eight minutes of the second session remaining, Hamilton was able to complete just six