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2014-06-20 16:02

HAMILTON QUICKEST IN SPIELBERG: Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton (right) was quickest during the second practice session ahead of the 2014 Austrian GP, with team mate Nico Rosberg following close behind. Image: AP/Darko Bandic

SPIELBERG, Austria - The Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton finished one-two in both practice sessions for the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was quickest during second practice while team mate Rosberg was fastest in the first session ahead of the 2014 Austrian GP on Sunday (June 22).

Mercedes is hoping to bounce back after the 2014 Canadian GP, the first race they did not win in 2014, as Rosberg was second and Hamilton failed to finish due to technical problems.

RED BULL'S HOME CIRCUIT

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was third fastest at the Red Bull-owned circuit followed by Williams pair of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa.

On the team's home track, four-time champion Sebastian Vettel came sixth, more than 1.4 seconds behind Hamilton, while Red Bull team mate Daniel Ricciardo posted the eighth fastest time.

Mercedes achieved a one-two finish in the first practice session, with Rosberg beating Hamilton by 0.140.

Rosberg leads Hamilton in the 2014 Drivers' championship 140 points to 118.

F1 returns to Austria for the first time since 2003. 

2014 Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring:
Second practice

1 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min09.542
2 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 1min09.919
3 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 1min10.470
4 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams  1min10.519
5 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams  1min10.521
6 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull  1min10.807
7 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 1min10.813
8 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull  1min10.920
9 Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) McLaren 1min10.936
10 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso  1min10.972
11 Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 1min10.974
12 Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso  1min11.261
13 Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 1min11.296
14 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber  1min11.491
15 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Lotus  1min11.765
16 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Sauber  1min11.806
17 Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India 1min11.935
18 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia  1min12.229
19 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus  1min12.262
20 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia  1min12.279
21 Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Caterham  1min12.937
22 Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Caterham  1min13.596

First practice results

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