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Hamilton tops 2nd practice in Russia as Vettel's car stops

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in Friday's second practice session for the Russian Grand Prix, while Sebastian Vettel stopped his Ferrari on the track and faces a grid penalty.

Ahead of qualifying on Saturday, both practice sessions were topped by Mercedes, underlining the dominance of a team which has been on pole for 39 of the last 41 races.

Hamilton edged Vettel by .652 seconds in the second session, and set the fastest time over the two sessions. A longer run showed good indications for race pace, he said.

"It seemed to go well, seemed to be quite smooth and generally quite good pace, so I'm quite happy with it," Hamilton said.

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