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Prac Two: Vettel In Imperious Form

Friday 26th July 2013

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Prac Two: Vettel In Imperious Form

Prac Two: Vettel In Imperious Form

Sebastian Vettel's bid to win the Hungarian GP for the first time got off to a good start on Friday as he set the fastest time in both practice sessions.

As if winning two of the last three races is not enough proof that he is in the form of his life, the defending World Champion set the fastest time of 1:22.723 in FP1 at the Hungaroring in the morning despite being on the track for only 30 minutes.

He followed it up with an even faster 1:21.264 on the softer compounds later in the afternoon with his team-mate Mark Webber once again finishing second to ensure another Red Bull 1-2.

The Australian was just 0.044 off Vettel's pace with Romain Grosjean putting his Lotus E21 third, just ahead of Ferrari duo Fernando Alonso in fourth and Felipe Massa in fifth.

The Mercedes drivers, like most other drivers, focused quite a lot on the longer runs later in the session and Lewis Hamilton's 1:21.802 put him sixth with Nico Rosberg just 0.189 off his pace.

They were followed by Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button and Adrian Sutil. Force India's Sutil was the only driver in the top 10 who was more than one second off Vettel's pace, but he was just a mere 1.040 off his German compatriot's pace.

Times01 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:21.264 34 laps
02 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:21.308 0.044 42
03 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:21.417 0.153 40
04 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:21.426 0.162 34
05 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.544 0.280 37
06 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:21.802 0.538 42
07 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:21.991 0.727 40
08 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus 1:22.011 0.747 32
09 Jenson Button McLaren 1:22.180 0.916 41
10 Adrian Sutil Force India 1:22.304 1.040 41
11 Paul di Resta Force India 1:22.526 1.262 39
12 Sergio Perez McLaren 1:22.529 1.265 37
13 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:22.781 1.517 36
14 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1:22.837 1.573 42
15 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 1:22.841 1.577 39
16 Jean-Eric Vergne STR 1:23.369 2.105 34
17 Daniel Ricciardo STR 1:23.411 2.147 41
18 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:23.646 2.382 34
19 Charles Pic Caterham 1:24.325 3.061 38
20 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1:25.065 3.801 36
21 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1:25.143 3.879 39
22 Max Chilton Marussia 1:26.647 5.383 33

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