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Lewis Hamilton leads both Friday practice sessions in Korea // Hamilton leads as Kimi crashes and Friday drivers do the business

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Lewis Hamilton leads both Friday practice sessions in Korea
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Fears that a typhoon might be approaching the Korean International Circuit were firmly put to one side as the practice sessions began under gorgeous blue skies. There was little action early on, until Friday driver Rodolfo González crashed into the wall, knocking the front wing off his borrowed Marussia.

James Calado was in the Force India of Paul di Resta, and spun it, thankfully without damage. The significant incident came from Kimi Räikkönen who crashed into the wall at the final corner, heavily damaging the Lotus but thankfully not himself.

In FP2, the Lotus team had a lot of work on their hands fixing up Kimi Räikkönen's car after his earlier crash, and once they had patched up the machinery, the Finn was complaining about the steering.

Vettel set the early pace, but Lewis Hamilton was right there with him, and Webber also appeared at the top as the times started to drop. Vettel was one of the last to bolt on the supersoft tyres, but could only manage second, as Hamilton retained his lead from FP1.