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Hamilton, Mercedes stay on top in Brazil through second F1 practice

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Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes to another one-two finish in second Formula 1 practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Friday afternoon as rival teams Ferrari and Red Bull struggled to put up a fight at the front of the field.

Hamilton headed up a one-two for Mercedes in FP1 at Interlagos earlier in the day, and repeated the feat by once again setting the pace through second practice.

A best lap of 1:09.515 handed Hamilton P1 at the checkered flag on Friday afternoon, with Bottas finishing four-hundredths of a second adrift in second place.

Daniel Ricciardo was left to lead the charge of the chasing pack for Red Bull, finishing two-tenths of a second adrift in FP2, while Sebastian Vettel was the leading Ferrari in fourth place.

Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen trailed their respective teammates at Red Bull and Ferrari, finishing fifth and sixth as Esteban Ocon ended FP2 as the top midfielder in P7 for Force India.

Felipe Massa took eighth in his final Friday appearance on home soil in F1, giving Williams hope of mixing it at the front of the midfield in Brazil, while Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso completed the top 10 for Renault and McLaren.

F1 practice continues in Brazil on Saturday with FP3 on the NBC Sports app from 8am ET.

Dakar Rally video highlights from the concluding Stage 14

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

The 40th Dakar Rally is now history.

Nearly 550 competitors began the early 5,600-mile long race 15 days ago and concluded Saturday.

As we’ve done throughout the Rally, here are some key video highlights from NBCSN’s coverage of the Rally:

TRUCKS

CARS

QUADS

 

MOTORCYCLES