Lewis Hamilton tops second practice

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes celebrates after qualifying in pole position for the F1 Chinese Grand Prix on April 19, 2014
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Lewis Hamilton records the fastest time in the second practice session ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has got the better of teammate Nico Rosberg to set the quickest time in the second practice session ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.

Rosberg topped the standings during the morning, but Hamilton, who sits 11 points behind his teammate in the standings, finished more than half a second ahead of the German in the afternoon session.

Fernando Alonso finished in third place in his Ferrari, while Williams driver Felipe Massa ended the 90-minute session in fourth position.

McLaren driver Jenson Button edged out Valtteri Bottas for fifth, with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo being forced to settle for eighth place.

Full practice standings:

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
3. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari)
4. Felipe Massa(Williams)
5. Jenson Button (McLaren)
6. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
7. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
8. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
9. Kevin Magnussen (McLaren)
10. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
11. Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)
12. Adrian Sutil (Sauber)
13. Sergio Perez (Force India)
14. Romain Grosjean (Lotus Renault)
15. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
16. Jules Bianchi (Marussia)
17. Easteban Gutierrez (Sauber)
18. Max Chilton (Marussia)
19. Marcus Ericsson (Caterham)
20. Andre Lotterer (Caterham)

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during practice for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 22, 2013
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TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0