Rosberg bounces back as Hamilton struggles

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Singapore—Nico Rosberg heaped the pressure on Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by scorching to the fastest lap in second practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday.
Hamilton had two sessions to forget as he could only come fourth in the first 90 minutes of running and seventh in the second, before having to pit early with a hydraulic problem.
Rosberg’s flying lap of the 5.065 kilometre (3.14 miles) Marina Bay circuit in 1min 44.152sec enabled him to bounce back after crashing in the first practice session earlier in the day. Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone and Chase Carey of Liberty Media, the sports new chairman, arrived at the track in time for second practice and would have liked what they saw at the spectacular night event set against the skyscape of downtown Singapore.—AFP