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Prac Three: Vettel hits the front

Saturday 5th October 2013

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Prac Three: Vettel hits the front

Prac Three: Vettel hits the front

Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull 1-2 in the final practice for the Korean GP, 0.137s up on his team-mate Mark Webber.

The two Caterhams were the first into the action before being joined by their rivals out on the Korean International Circuit.

Adrian Sutil set the first competitive time before the Red Bulls came out and immediately went quickest.

Mark Webber hit the front ahead of the two Lotus drivers only for Sebastian Vettel to overhaul him with a 1:39.014.

Fernando Alonso slotted in behind the two Red Bull while Lewis Hamilton only clocked his first flying lap just before the halfway stage as an early vibration resulted in a trip back to the pits for his brake pads to be changed. He was P4 in the early running.

His second run on the medium tyres saw Webber leapfrog Vettel for the lead by 0.013s before lowering the benchmark. His reign, though, was short-lived as Hamilton crossed the line with a 1:38.860.

Switching to the supersoft tyres for their final runs, Webber went quickest with a 1:38.132 only to be beaten by Vettel by 0.137s. The two Mercedes drivers tried to take to the fight to the Bulls but finished third and fourth with Rosberg ahead of Hamilton, both 0.4s down on Vettel's best.

Alonso brought his Ferrari home in fifth place ahead of Romain Grosjean, Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen.

Times
01 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:37.881 17 laps
02 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:38.018 +0.137 17 laps
03 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:38.318 +0.437 16 laps
04 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:38.332 +0.451 15 laps
05 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:38.486 +0.605 13 laps
06 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:38.701 +0.820 19 laps
07 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:38.816 +0.935 14 laps
08 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1:38.857 +0.976 17 laps
09 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber 1:38.961 +1.080 16 laps
10 Jenson Button McLaren 1:39.114 +1.233 14 laps
11 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1:39.128 +1.247 15 laps
12 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:39.196 +1.315 16 laps
13 Adrian Sutil Force India 1:39.204 +1.323 17 laps
14 Sergio Perez McLaren 1:39.274 +1.393 15 laps
15 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:39.327 +1.446 17 laps
16 Paul di Resta Force India 1:39.371 +1.490 19 laps
17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:39.665 +1.784 15 laps
18 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:40.128 +2.247 17 laps
19 Charles Pic Caterham 1:41.360 +3.479 19 laps
20 Giedo van der Garde Caterham 1:41.614 +3.733 2 laps
21 Jules Bianchi Marussia 1:41.646 +3.765 14 laps
22 Max Chilton Marussia 1:42.267 +4.386 17 laps

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