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Prac Three: Webber seizes the advantage

Saturday 28th July 2012

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Prac Three: Webber seizes the advantage

Prac Three: Webber seizes the advantage

Mark Webber brought Lewis Hamiltons' run of P1s to an end in Saturday's final practice as the Aussie edged the McLaren by 0.093s.

With blue skies over head and the track temperature at 39'C, Jenson Button got proceedings underway with a 1:29.641.

However, within seconds he was down in sixth place with Sebastian Vettel and then Webber leading the way. The benchmark was down to a 1:23.359 after the first ten minutes.

Vettel was soon overhauled his team-mate with a 1:23.058 before the Aussie lost out to Kimi Raikkonen.

As the drivers continued putting in the laps Hamilton, Friday's pace-setter, begun to work his way up the order until he was leading the way by half a second. The McLaren driver continued lapping, lowering his P1 time to a 1:21.706.

Halfway through the session Vettel headed out on the soft Pirelli tyres, reclaiming the top position by 0.035s over Hamilton. Hamilton's time, though, had been set on the medium compound.

Webber returned to the front with a 1:21.550 while Fernando Alonso - a late starter - finally made his mark, going 14th, eighth and then fifth.

There was a brief lull for the action again heated up in the final ten minutes as drivers ventured out on the soft tyres.

Hamilton improved to second on his first flying lap, slotting in between the Red Bulls while Alonso took fifth place. Mercedes struggled with Michael Schumacher 17th and Nico Rosberg 18th.

Practice Three ended with Webber quickest with a 1:21.550, 0.093s ahead of Hamilton while Vettel, who ran wide on his final flying lap, was third.

Times
01 Mark Webber Red Bull 1:21.550 27 laps
02 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:21.643 0.093 17 laps
03 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:21.671 0.121 29 laps
04 Bruno Senna Williams 1:21.876 0.326 22 laps
05 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:21.884 0.334 13 laps
06 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1:21.953 0.403 20 laps
07 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:22.110 0.560 24 laps
08 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:22.136 0.586 15 laps
09 Paul di Resta Force India 1:22.191 0.641 20 laps
10 Jenson Button McLaren 1:22.233 0.683 24 laps
11 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1:22.381 0.831 21 laps
12 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1:22.387 0.837 20 laps
13 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:22.492 0.942 26 laps
14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:22.530 0.980 25 laps
15 Sergio Perez Sauber 1:22.597 1.047 23 laps
16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:22.716 1.166 24 laps
17 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:22.868 1.318 30 laps
18 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.931 1.381 30 laps
19 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham 1:24.036 2.486 20 laps
20 Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1:24.547 2.997 18 laps
21 Charles Pic Marussia 1:25.224 3.674 22 laps
22 Timo Glock Marussia 1:25.497 3.947 21 laps
23 Pedro de la Rosa HRT 1:26.785 5.235 20 laps
24 Narain Karthikeyan HRT 1:26.898 5.348 26 laps

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