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Hamilton 'feeling good' after strong FP2

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Lewis Hamilton was content with his performance during Friday practice for the Belgian Grand Prix after dominating the afternoon session by 0.6s from team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton was a fraction of a second off Rosberg in first practice at Spa-Fracorchamps, but comfortably clear of his title rival in the second session. Hamilton said there would still be work to do overnight but was happy with progress so far.

"It's great to be back in the car and it was feeling good out there today. The morning wasn't as strong, but it definitely improved in the afternoon. As always, we still have work to do tonight, but overall today was okay.

"It stayed dry throughout both sessions but the forecast is wet for tomorrow, so it was important to maximise track time as this may be our last dry running before the race. We've seen rain so often here in the past and that can really mix things up - particularly when it's wet in places and dry in others. Your visor is almost level with the ground, so it's not like looking from above where you can see the different patches. That makes it really hard to pick out the areas where you can find grip, but it's also a lot of fun."

Asked about who his nearest rival is, Hamilton said: "To be honest I haven't really been looking at anyone else, so I don't know who was where. I saw that Ferrari looked relatively quick, I heard Red Bull looked pretty good on their longer runs."

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