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F1 Belgian GP: Mercedes dominated training, Vettel with engine failure / Formula 1 News

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has free practice for the Grand Prix of Belgium is ranked second behind his team-mate Lewis Hamilton. World champion Sebastian Vettel was once again great difficulty.

The balance of power in this Formula 1 season are unchanged after the summer break: While the Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in Friday practice for the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday once again came out on top, stood still world champion Sebastian Vettel. An engine change brought the Red Bull drivers after a mediocre morning a few hours later, the next mandatory break.

Particularly bitter for Vettel: It was the fifth engine, more may not be used with impunity in a season. “We will install an internal combustion engine already used, but all have to be aware that Seb sooner or later have to accept a disciplinary transfer. The only question is when. Hopefully, we can save the motor used today,” Red said, -Bull team boss Christian Horner.

In the morning there had been RB10 problems with the electrical system when Vettel. “The ignition did not work, but it was more fuel injected. This has ignited in the hot exhaust. Detonation has damaged the exhaust,” said chief technical officer Adrian Newey.

F1 Belgian GP:Lotterer in last place

Championship leader Rosberg had the best time in the morning Act. The 29-year-old Mercedes driver but was beaten significantly in the afternoon. After a small mistake in his fastest lap, he was in 1: 49.793 minutes finally over six tenths of a second behind Hamilton, who in one: posted the day’s best time 49.189 minutes. In third Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso landed (1: 49.930 minutes).

Making its debut in the premier class, had the 32-year-old André Lotterer (1: 54.093) settle for last place in the second session and also lost the duel with his Swedish Caterham-mate Marcus Ericsson (1: 54.050) to four hundredths of a second . Nico Hulkenberg (1: 51.077) drove in the Force India in tenth place, closely followed by Sauber driver Adrian Sutil (1: 51,450) in twelfth place.

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