WATCH LIVE: FP2 for the Spanish GP on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET

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MONTMELO – First practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday morning offered very little encouragement to those who were anticipating a seismic change in the pecking order ahead of this weekend’s race.

The 2015 development battle has been kick-started in Spain, with a number of teams bringing sizeable upgrade packages to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in a bid to move up the order and cut the gap to Mercedes at the front of the field.

However, if FP1 is anything to go by, the German marque remains very much on top, having opened up a one second gap to Ferrari in the first session on Friday.

All eyes will be on Nico Rosberg in second practice to see whether he can repeat his fastest time from FP1 and beat Lewis Hamilton once again to top spot in the timesheets.

You can watch FP2 for the Spanish Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET on Friday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

The first session saw a number of reserve¬†drivers get a chance to impress behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car, and it was Sauber’s Raffaele Marciello who came out on top in 12th place. Jolyon Palmer finished 13th for Lotus ahead of Susie Wolff in P14, but all three will be happy with their displays.

For second practice, Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Romain Grosjean (Lotus) and Valtteri Bottas (Williams) will all return to their cars as the teams begin to focus more on their optimum qualifying pace with low-fuel runs.

You can watch FP2 for the Spanish Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET on Friday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.