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Hamilton faster than Vettel in 2nd Abu Dhabi GP practice

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the floodlit second practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Friday. Sebastian Vettel was second.

After Vettel achieved a lap record during the first practice in sunny conditions — beating his own mark from 2009 — Hamilton bettered it with 1 minute, 37.877 seconds as nightfall enveloped Yas Marina circuit.

Vettel was .149 seconds behind Hamilton, and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was .303 back in third.

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