Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany leaves the pits after the second practice session at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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Nico Rosberg admitted he was lucky to walk away unhurt after a spectacular high-speed tire blowout during Friday afternoon's second free practice session for this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.Rosberg's accident resulted in his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton staying in his car in the pits while the team analyzed the cause of Rosberg's tire failure.Hamilton was unable to improve his time and finished the session second fastest behind Rosberg, as he had been in the morning, when both the Red Bull and Ferrari teams produced improved speed to threaten the champion team's supremacy.Asked about Rosberg's accident, Hamilton said: "It is not something you have to think about. Hamilton finally did one more lap on the medium tires before the end of the session when he finished three-tenths adrift of Rosberg's best lap in 1 minute and 49.385 seconds.
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