F1 2014's closest Friday yet

F1 2014's closest Friday yet

Mercedes topped the times again, but as GARY ANDERSON and EDD STRAW explain, Friday practice offered some tantalising glimpses of what could prove to be a tight race on Sunday

The days when pre-chicane Monza guaranteed a classic slipstreaming Italian Grand Prix have long gone, but based on Friday practice it could produce the closest Formula 1 race of 2014.

Not only did Mercedes only just shade it on headline laptimes on the opening day, but based on long-run pace the Silver Arrows are in the thick of a cluster of four cars at head of the field.

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