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Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

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    A perfect way for Daniel Ricciardo to start his pursuit of a second win of the season as he finished fastest in both practice sessions.

    Plenty for his rivals to ponder, however, with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel having low key and, at times, scrappy sessions. Keeping their cards close to their chest? Most probably.

    The picture, as ever, will become clearer tomorrow. Join us for build up to final practice from 09:30 BST.

    Here's Andrew Benson's take on today and I'll see you later.

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    Fancy trying to predict what the top three will look like in qualifying? Head here to make your predictions.

  3. Vote result

    The results are in and 58% of people agree that cockpit protection is needed, however 35% do not think the halo is the right answer.

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    Tom Clarkson

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    It has not been closer in Formula 1 in 2017 between those three top teams than we have seen this afternoon.

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    The top six separated by just 0.4 seconds.

    Good luck predicting how qualifying is going to pan out...

    Formula 1
  6. FP2 top 10

    1) Ricciardo 1:18.455

    2) Vettel

    3) Bottas

    4) Raikkonen

    5) Hamilton

    6) Verstappen

    7) Hulkenberg

    8) Alonso

    9) Sainz

    10) Vandoorne

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    Lewis Hamilton slides off the track right at the end, but manages to avoid it turning into anything big than a little wobble. He finishes the session fifth quickest.

  8. Chequered flag

    And there's the chequered flag as Daniel Ricciardo tops the timesheet for the second time today.

    Daniel Ricciardo
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    A minute to go and, unsurprisingly, no improvements from the front runners.

    Kevin Magnussen, who got out late into the session, is improving though. He's up to 17th after a 1:21.345.

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    A problem for Felipe Massa. He reports a gearbox issue and is heading back to base. Looks like that's the end of his session.

    Every other car apart from the retired ones are out on the track to squeeze in some laps in the final four minutes.

    Felipe Massa
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    "What is Vettel doing!? Honestly," says Romain Grosjean.

    The Frenchman feels he was blocked by Sebastian Vettel.

    Not a happy chap at all today.

  12. Go! Go! Go!

    Jolyon Palmer is sporting a face like absolute thunder as he walks down the pit lane back to the Renault garage.

    His stricken Renault and debris from it has been cleaned up and the session gets back under way.

    Ten minutes left on the clock.

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    A Friday to forget for Jolyon Palmer, who absolutely needed things to go well, especially with Robert Kubica testing for the team in Hungary in a couple of days.

    Jolyon Palmer
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    Tom Clarkson

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    Jolyon Palmer over corrected, he's gone off and destroyed the right rear of his car.

    The team principal of Renault shakes his head. This is a weekend Jolyon really needed to go well.

  15. Red flag

    Oh no!

    Jolyon Palmer has gone off at the final corner and hit the barrier side on, wrecking the right rear of his Renault.

    "Car OK, Jolyon?" the Briton is asked.

    "No," is the reply.

  16. Times so far

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    Tom Clarkson

    BBC Radio 5 live commentator

    I do hope there are no issues because McLaren have looked competitive, certainly relative to their pace this season.

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    Uh oh. Problem for McLaren? Stoffel Vandoorne is creeping back to the pits after being told to box.

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    Romain Grosjean