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Ferrari take top two positions in final practice for Mexico Grand Prix

Ferrari take top two positions in final practice for Mexico Grand Prix
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Championship leader Lewis Hamilton will win his sixth title if he outscores Valtteri Bottas by 14 points on Sunday.

Charles Leclerc led Sebastian Vettel in a Ferrari one-two in the concluding practice session for Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who will win his sixth title if he outscores Valtteri Bottas by 14 points, finished fourth, one spot behind his Mercedes team-mate.

The final running before qualifying later on Saturday started in damp conditions, but ended in a frenetic fashion as the surface dried out. Leclerc pipped Vettel by just 0.027 seconds with his final lap.

Mercedes were well off the pace at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Friday, but their speed might provide them with hope they can take the fight to Ferrari.

Bottas finished only 0.114 sec behind Leclerc, while Hamilton was just two-tenths off the Ferrari driver's pace.

Carlos Sainz finished an impressive fifth for McLaren, with Red Bull driver Max Verstappen sixth. British teenager Lando Norris ended the running in ninth.

Both Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg failed to set a time for Renault after both cars were struck with a hydraulics failure.

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Thursday's key events

· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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