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WATCH LIVE: Alonso looks to double up in Shanghai

Apr 18, 2014, 1:45 AM EDT

Fernando Alonso AP

After closing out the first practice session as the fastest driver on Friday morning, Fernando Alonso is looking to double up in FP2 in China as Ferrari begins life after Stefano Domenicali who resigned as team principal on Monday.

You can watch FP2 LIVE on NBCSN and Live Extra from 2am ET. CLICK HERE for live stream.

The first session at the Shanghai International Circuit on Friday saw limited running at times due to the low track temperature that made running less representative than normal. Mercedes opted not to push as much as normal, and despite finishing behind Alonso, Nico Rosberg is undoubtedly in the running to claim his second win of the season this weekend.

Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton hit trouble at the end of the first practice session, meaning that he could only finish down in eighth place. The team opted to end his session early in order to get the car fixed in time for the second session.

Red Bull will also be hoping to bounce back from a mixed first session, but Sebastian Vettel is only betting on a top five finish this weekend despite having history in China.

Remember, you can watch FP2 LIVE on NBCSN and Live Extra from 2am ET. CLICK HERE for live stream.

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