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Free Practice 2 results - United States 2014 // The gap closes at the top as Red Bull struggle

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Hamilton number one on Friday
Credit: Daimler AG

There was more spinning to be seen in second practice for the US Grand Prix weekend, particularly for Romain Grosjean. The Lotus driver lost control over the kerbs and headed sideways with a screech of tyres, luckily avoiding contact with anything or anyone. Jenson Button found himself getting frustrated with difficult communications due to a faulty radio, whilst Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo couldn't get the cars working to their liking.

Lewis Hamilton found his Mercedes developed a gearbox problem but that didn't stop him taking the top spot yet again. This time, teammate Nico Rosberg was just three thousandths of a second behind, clinging to the coattails of the championship leader so far this weekend.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.08518
2Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:39.08834
3Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:40.18929
4Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:40.39030
5Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:40.45736
6Kimi RäikkönenScuderia Ferrari1:40.54332
7Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.63134
8Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:40.64138
9Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:40.69836
10Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:40.80025
11Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:40.82837
12Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:41.05431
13Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.11036
14Sergio PérezSahara Force India F1 Team1:41.12335
15Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:41.15837
16Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:41.33233
17Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1:41.42034
18Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:43.98019

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