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WATCH: Ride onboard with Hamilton as he sets the fastest lap of Thursday in Bahrain

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After the first day of practice at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix, it was Lewis Hamilton who set the pace to kick off the 2024 F1 season.

While Daniel Ricciardo topped the timesheets in Free Practice 1, Hamilton led the way from Mercedes team mate George Russell in the second practice hour of the day.

READ MORE: FP2: Hamilton fastest from Russell as Mercedes set the pace in second practice in Bahrain

The seven-time world champion posted a lap of 1m 30.374s on the soft tyres, putting him 0.206s clear of Russell, while Max Verstappen was nearly half a second back in sixth place.

Hit go on the video player above to join Hamilton for his flying lap.

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