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Hamilton on top in German furnace

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Lewis Hamilton shrugged off on-track temperatures of over 50 degrees to clock the fastest lap in practice for this weekend's German Grand Prix, the Briton outpacing Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg. 

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton (R) talks to mechanics in the pits during the first practice session ahead of the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany on July 18, 2014

On a scorching hot day at the Hockenheim circuit, with air temperatures touching 34 degrees Celsius and the track temperature reaching 58 degrees, the Mercedes men were again in a class of their own as they continued their battle for this year's world championship.

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