Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton takes part in the second free practice session of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi on October 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER NEMENOV
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Nico Rosberg made history as the first Formula One driver to set a timed lap at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix Friday, but championship-leading Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton still ended up on top.Rosberg set a best time of 1 minute 42.311 seconds around the Sochi circuit, which snakes past some of the landmark venues used at this year's Winter Olympics, in a sunny morning session, with Hamilton second.The Briton, who leads Rosberg by 10 points after winning the last three races, went top of the timesheets in an interrupted afternoon session with a best of 1:39.630 .Hamilton, the 2008 champion, is chasing his ninth win of the season.Alonso was fourth and third in the two sessions, and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen, Button's team mate, was fifth and then second in the afternoon.
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