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Live Reporting

Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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    Biggest weekend so far for Mercedes this season? It's looking that way. 

    We'll be back for build up to final practice from 09:30 BST tomorrow. See you then.

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    This could be a tough one!

    Who do you think will qualify on pole position for the Russian Grand Prix?

    Predict your qualifying top three here.

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    Ewan Clark: I wonder if people think Ferrari dominating is good for F1. You can guarantee if this was the other way round people would be complaining 

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    Sebastian Vettel is playing down Ferrari's Friday dominance. 

    "This is a circuit that suits them," he says. "They will be strong tomorrow."

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    Stewart: Mercedes are in for an absolute Honda of a race if they don't get their act together. Its nice to see them have to work!   

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    Mark Gallagher

    BBC Radio 5 live Formula 1 analyst

     Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said earlier this week that the era of Mercedes domination was over. On the basis of this afternoon Mercedes here in Russia have a problem this weekend. Ferrari, both on long and short runs were outpacing Mercedes.

  7. FP2 - the rest

    11) Ocon 12) Alonso 13) Palmer 14) Grosjean 15) Sainz 16) Vandoorne 17) Kvyat 18) Wehrlein 19) Stroll 20) Ericsson 

  8. Mercedes panicking?

    Tom Clarkson

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    I think this could be a pivotal moment in the battle for the 2017 title. This was meant to be a slam dunk for Mercedes so if Ferrari come here and dominant to the extent we have seen this afternoon I think Mercedes will be panicking.

  9. FP2 top 10

    1) Vettel 2) Raikkonen 3) Bottas 4) Hamilton 5) Verstappen 6) Ricciardo 7) Massa 8) Hulkenberg 9) Magnussen 10) Perez

  10. Chequered flag

    Sebastian Vettel finishes fastest in second practice for the Russian Grand Prix.

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    "Incredible. The Force India just passed me. It was so far behind," observes Stoffel Vandoorne. 

    McLaren looking way off the pace so far in Sochi.

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    Both Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are on the supersofts and once again Ferrari look to have the edge over Mercedes. Vettel's last lap was a 1:38.005 while Hamilton's was a 1:38.867.

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    Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are swapping things around as Raikkonen has ultrasofts bolted onto his car with Vettel going for supersofts for the final six minutes.

    Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton locks up again...

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    Meer Shah: Lewis Hamilton may be struggling or it just could be that he's playing the underdog role and saving his best 'til qualifying n the race  

  16. Bake problems? Grosjean? Never

    "I don't have any brakes," complains Romain Grosjean for about the 1287th time today.

    "OK," is the rather exasperated reply.

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    Lewis Hamilton is back on softs after struggling to match both his team-mate and Sebastian Vettel's times on ultrasofts. Twelve minutes to go.

  18. Hamilton's troubled day continues?

    Andrew Benson

    Chief F1 writer

    Valtteri Bottas and Sebastian Vettel are on average lapping at 1:38.9. Lewis Hamilton has had a terrible long run, he has been seven or eight tenths off. 

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