Hamilton beats Rosberg in European GP practice in Baku

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Baku, June 18, AZERTAC

Lewis Hamilton left it late to displace Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg at the top of the times in final practice at the European Grand Prix, according to BBC.

Hamilton had a scrappy session, locking up and running wide a number of times on his final set of tyres before beating Rosberg by 0.258 seconds.

The two Mercedes were more than a second clear of the rest of the field, led by Force India's Nico Hulkenberg.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was fourth from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

The session on the challenging new street track in the Azerbaijani capital Baku ended with a big crash for Hulkenberg's team-mate Sergio Perez, who hit the wall at Turn 15, just as Ricciardo had on Friday.

Perez, who was sixth fastest, ran wide into the barriers on the exit of the corner in an almost carbon-copy of the Australian's accident late in first practice on Friday.

Red Bull's Max Verstappen took seventh, ahead of the McLaren of Jenson Button, separated from team-mate Fernando Alonso by Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

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