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Prac Three: Rosberg leads the way

Saturday 24th March 2012

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Prac Three: Rosberg leads the way

Prac Three: Rosberg leads the way

Nico Rosberg put his Mercedes power and 'W-duct' wing at the top of the timesheets in a damp final practice at the Sepang circuit.

With a brief shower wetting the track ahead of Saturday's FP3, it was a slow start to the day with the drivers waiting until the track was almost completely dry.

Rosberg made the most of the conditions - and his W-duct wing down the long straights - as the German posted a 1:36.877 to edge out reigning World Champ Sebastian Vettel by 0.443s.

Mark Webber was third ahead of Kimi Raikkonen, who is having a rather tough weekend in light of his pending gearbox change penalty and the fire that destroyed Lotus's hospitality suite overnight.

His team-mate Romain Grosjean was fifth ahead of Jenson Button, Pastor Maldonado and Michael Schumacher.

Yet again it was a disappointing session for Ferrari with Fernando Alonso down in 13th place, 1.369s off the pace. And it was even worse for Felipe Massa with the Brazilian almost a full second behind his team-mate.

Times
01 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:36.877 16 laps
02 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:37.320 0.443 15 laps
03 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:37.338 0.461 12 laps
04 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1:37.356 0.479 13 laps
05 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:37.382 0.505 13 laps
06 Jenson Button McLaren 1:37.404 0.527 12 laps
07 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:37.455 0.578 13 laps
08 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:37.663 0.786 15 laps
09 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:37.776 0.899 8 laps
10 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1:37.977 1.100 17 laps
11 Bruno Senna Williams 1:38.091 1.214 20 laps
12 Sergio Perez Sauber 1:38.178 1.301 15 laps
13 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:38.246 1.369 17 laps
14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:38.285 1.408 16 laps
15 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:38.423 1.546 13 laps
16 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:38.640 1.763 11 laps
17 Paul di Resta Force India 1:38.794 1.917 18 laps
18 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:39.209 2.332 16 laps
19 Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1:39.704 2.827 15 laps
20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham 1:40.189 3.312 14 laps
21 Charles Pic Marussia 1:41.901 5.024 14 laps
22 Timo Glock Marussia 1:42.007 5.130 14 laps
23 Pedro de la Rosa HRT 1:42.464 5.587 14 laps
24 Narain Karthikeyan HRT 1:43.378 6.501 17 laps

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