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Summary

  1. Hamilton fastest in second practice, Bottas and several others spin
  2. 80% of BBC poll say Vettel should have been disqualified from Azerbaijan GP
  3. Hamilton fastest, Vettel 4th in first practice
  4. Several cars spin, including Raikkonen and Vettel
  5. Get involved via #bbcf1: should Vettel have been disqualified?

Live Reporting

By Jamie Strickland

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    raikkonen

    Well that was pretty entertaining fare. Cars with technical issues, cars sailing off track in the shadow of the brooding Styrian Alps. It was all going on.

    Lewis Hamilton will be satisfied to top both sessions but it was anything but a trouble-free day for the Mercedes man, who reported power issues in that second session that did not appear to be resolved.

    M'coll Gary Rose will be with you to guide you through FP3 and qualifying from 09:30 BST.

    Between now and then make sure you peruse Andrew Benson's practice report, watch Jack Nicholls' take on Sebastian Vettel, and make your predictions for the top three in qualifying.

    Thanks for your company.

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  5. Chequered flag

    Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton finishes fastest at the end of second free practice with a 1:05.483, 0.147s ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.

    Then it's the second Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas (+0.216), followed by the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in sixth.

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    A minute to go. We're not going to get this rain.

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  10. Vote: Should Vettel have been disqualified in Azerbaijan?

    The results are in an it's a fairly emphatic outcome. You guys have voted by a margin of 80% to 20% that Sebastian Vettel should have been disqualified for his Baku antics.

    But he wasn't. So we all move on with our lives.

    Personally, I want to see more of drivers showing some raw emotion, not less.

    Thanks for your votes.

  11. Spin for Alonso

    Like so many before him, Fernando Alonso sails off the track at Turn Six. It looks like he has it gathered up but then he goes and has a secondary spin close to Turn Seven.

    I'll give that a 9.5.

    Fernando Alonso
  12. Flaming Toro Rosso!

    No, not a quote from the original Batman series. It's an actual flaming Toro Rosso - Daniil Kvyat's to be precise. It looks like the brakes have burst into flames after making a smoky entry to the pit lane.

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  14. Meanwhile, in the BBC commentary box...

    Our very own Jack Nicholls has been getting misty-eyed about the fact Mercedes changed Hamilton's spark plugs.

    "It's just cool, innit? Retro," says a delighted Nicholls, reclining in his wingback and smoking a pipe.

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    "Something doesn't feel right, Bonno," Hamilton adds.

    Back in the garage, Hamilton says: "You need to take out the whole of the front wing."

  17. Hamilton still has problems

    "I still have the issues with power," says Lewis Hamilton after rejoining, resplendent with new spark plugs.

    "Copy, we can see them," says his engineer Peter Bonnington.

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  20. Day over for Sainz