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Summary

  1. Hamilton fastest, Verstappen 2nd, Vettel 3rd
  2. Vettel spins, complaining of handling problems
  3. Hamilton can win the world title on Sunday
  4. Final practice at 17:00 BST on Saturday; qualifying at 22:00

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    And we are going to end the live page there.

    Some times for you to look out for tomorrow. Our page will be up and running at 16:30 BST, before the final practice session starts at 17:00 BST.

    Then, qualifying starts at 22:00 BST and you don't want to miss out on that.

    Once again, as he has been so often this season, Lewis Hamilton is the man to beat. Two practice sessions, and he was fastest in both of them.

    As always, thank you for all your comments and we will be back tomorrow, hope you can join us. See you then.

    Lewis Hamilton
  2. Hamilton top in Austin as Vettel struggles

    Lewis Hamilton

    Andrew Benson's report from the second practice session is live here.

    Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was in scintillating form as he set the pace in practice at the United States Grand Prix.

    Hamilton's title rival Sebastian Vettel could manage only third quickest, 0.524 seconds behind the Mercedes, and behind Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

    Hamilton leads Vettel by 59 points and will take the title if he wins the race and the German is lower than fifth.

    Vettel suffered a spin at Turn 19, costing him significant track time.

  3. What makes the Hulk angry?

    In case you haven't seen this, it is well worth a watch.

    Renault's Nico Hulkenberg spoke to BBC Sport earlier this week and gave his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including what makes him angry.

    Watch along here.

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    Video caption: Nico Hulkenberg: So what does make the Hulk angry?
  4. The final standings

    These are the stats you need from practice session two. Once again, it is a great sight for Mercedes fans.

    Remember, they will also clinch the Constructors' Championship if either Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas wins on Sunday.

    Standings
  5. The bottom 10

    Brendon Hartley comes 17th on his Toro Rosso debut, while Carlos Sainz out-performed new Renault team-mate Nico Hulkenberg.

    There is a lot of work for American team Haas to do in their home Grand Prix. Kevin Magnussen was 14th quickest and there was no-one slower than his team-mate Romain Grosjean.

    Bottom 10
  6. The top 10

    Top 10
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    Jennifer Harris: Sorry, with another three races after this one, we do NOT want to see the championship decided this w/e.

    Remember, if Hamilton wins on Sunday, Vettel would need to finish in the top five to keep it going on until Mexico next week,

    If Hamilton comes second then Vettel would need to come in the top eight, or Bottas would need to win the race or it is all over.

  8. Post update

    So it is first (Hamilton) and fourth (Bottas) for Mercedes, second (Verstappen) and fifth (Ricciardo) for Red Bull and third (Vettel) and sixth (Raikkonen) for Ferrari.

    Fernando Alonso, who only completed one lap in session one earlier today, is the best of the rest in his McLaren.

    Max Verstappen
  9. BreakingHamilton fastest in second practice

    He was fastest in session one, and Lewis Hamilton is also the fastest in session two. What a day for him.

    He is closing in on the world title and this is another statement showing his dominance.

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  10. Let's get ready to rumble...

    Legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer will be introducing the drivers on Sunday. Seems like he is looking forward to it.

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    Jeremiah Kariuki: Ferrari team know how to form a human team whenever Vettel's car has an issue! Just to keep off the cameras!

    Rod Peel‏: Ferrari are displaying all the signs of a team that is deeply ashamed of their performance. It is sad that they are not open.

    Vettel third, Raikkonen sixth, another below-par day for Ferrari.

  12. Post update

    We haven't mentioned Felipe Massa too much today, but he and his Williams team will be content with the eighth-place that he currently finds himself in. Team-mate Lance Stroll, meanwhile, is well off the pace in 16th.

    Felipe Massa
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    Your first Formula 1 memories / memorable F1 debuts

    Kristine Kirby: My F1 memory isn’t technically my first F1, but it was the announcement that Senna & Prost would be teammates. My father cursed!

    Dave Dykes: I remember watching Senna driving the Team Lotus 97T at the 1985 European Grand Prix Nurburgring.

  14. Can anyone stop Hamilton?

    With 10 minutes to go we haven't seen much change at the top of the times for a while. Anyone going to make a late surge to deny Lewis Hamilton a perfect day?

  15. Alonso's damage repaired

    Of course Fernando Alonso would have some problem in a session.

    But it is nothing too serious and he is back out there, trying to improve on the seventh place that he currently occupies.

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  16. Quarter of an hour to go

    Fifteen minutes left.

    1. Hamilton
    2. Verstappen
    3. Vettel
    4. Bottas
    5. Ricciardo
    6. Raikkonen
    7. Alonso
    8. Massa
    9. Perez
    10. Ocon
  17. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Your first Formula 1 memories / memorable F1 debuts

    Jennifer Harris: My first F1 experience. Suzuka 2004. With the Schumacher brothers and our Jens on the podium. Got sunburnt in October. Brill.

    Formula 1 Fan: Attending the British GP when my Dad worked for Williams. Walked past Senna and met Nigel Mansell; played Transformers with his sons!

    Sam Godfrey: First memory is the 96 Japanese GP. Specifically, a Williams with a wheel missing stuck in the gravel making Hill the champion.

    Ralph and Michael Schumacher 2004
  18. Montoya watches on

    Juan Pablo Montoya, a winner of seven Grands Prix, is among those watching on in Austin.

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  19. Hamilton is continuing his fine form

    Five wins in the last seven races for Lewis Hamilton have turned the season on its head.

    He is also the quickest man so far today in America.

    Lewis Hamilton
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    Your first Formula 1 memories / memorable F1 debuts

    Martin Jarvis: My first memory in f1 was Alain Prost in a Renault......Thinking he was called Alan Frost.