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Sebastian Vettel comes out on top in second practice at Mexican Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finish second and third respectively behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the second practice session at the Mexican Grand Prix.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel topped the standings in the second practice at the Mexican Grand Prix, upstaging Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.

The four-time champion pipped Hamilton by 0.0004s in Mexico City, while Rosberg - who can tie up the title on Sunday should results go his way - finished 0.435s off his teammate.

Rosberg can afford to finish second in all the remaining races even if Hamilton wins, as he sits 26 points ahead with just 75 now left to play for over the remaining three races of the season.

It has been a difficult season for Ferrari thus far, but Vettel provided some hope heading into Saturday's qualifying session by pulling off a surprise result in the second practice session, while teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished the other side of the Mercedes duo in fourth.

Red Bull pair Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen finished in fourth and sixth respectively, meanwhile, with Nico Hulkenberg sandwiched in between.

Second practice results in full:

1. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
2. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
3. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
4. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
5. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
6. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
7. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
8. Valtteri Bottas (Williams)
9. Carlos Sainz Jr (Toro Rosso)
10. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
11. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
12. Jenson Button (McLaren)
13. Felipe Massa (Williams)
14. Kevin Magnussen (Renault)
15. Sergio Perez (Force India)
16. Jolyon Palmer (Renault)
17. Pascal Wehrlein (Manor)
18. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
19. Felipe Nasr (Sauber)
20. Romain Grosjean (Haas)
21. Esteban Ocon (Manor)
22. Esteban Gutierrez (Haas)

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

> Today's schedule in full
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