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Hamilton leads both practice sessions in Brazil - Mercedes lead the way on Friday at Interlagos

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Hamilton leads both practice sessions in Brazil
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Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the first Brazilian practice, with Max Verstappen scooping second place. There were a couple of Friday drivers in action, with Charles Leclerc taking up a seat at Haas, and Sergey Sirotkin deputising in the Renault – although he only managed to complete 10 laps before parking up with a problem. Sebastian Vettel spun his Ferrari off track right at the end of the session, whilst Daniil Kvyat picked up a puncture that ended his running two thirds of the way through.

In the afternoon, Rosberg caught up to his teammate but had to settle for second place. The Williams pair were next in line, Bottas ahead of Massa, who is of course celebrating his final home race of his F1 career. Both McLarens ended their sessions early due to technical issues. Räikkönen found himself battling with Carlos Sainz and cut the Toro Rosso up on the main straight, raising the eyebrows of the stewards overseeing things this weekend.