Press Trust of India
Greater Noida, 26 October: Defending champion Sebastian Vettel emerged as the fastest driver yet again as he topped the time-sheet in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Indian Grand Prix here today.
Vettel improved on his timings in FP1 ans FP2 to clock 1.25.332, just ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber who was second with best lap of 1.25.892.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso (1.26.105) was third, followed by Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg (1.26.306), Lotus’ Romain Grosjean (1.26.350) and Felipe Massa (1.26.435) in the second Ferrari.
There was good show by Sahara Force India’s Paul di Resta (1.26.438) as he improved his timing tremendously to be seventh today. The Scot was 15th yesterday in FP 2 with a timing of 1:27.608.
Adrian Sutil, in the second Force India car, was 14th after clocking his best lap in 1.26.487, which was faster than his FP2.
The start of FP3 was delayed by 20 minutes due to visibility problems, so it reduced the final practice to 40 minutes.
FP3 timings: Sebastian Vettel 1.25.332, Mark Webber 1.25.892, Fernando Alonso 1.26.105, Nico Hulkenberg 1.26.306, Romain Grosjean 1.26.350, Felipe Massa 1.26.435, Paul di Resta 1.26.438, Nico Rosberg 1.26.441, Jenson Button 1.26.489, Lewis Hamilton 1.26.557, Kimi Raikkonen 1.26635, Pastor Maldonado 1.26.641, Sergio Perez 1.26.737, Adrian Sutil 1.26.487, Jean-Eric Vergne 1.26.876, Valtteri Bottas 1.26.883, Daniel Ricciardo 1.27259, Charles Pic 1.27.941, Esteban Gutierrez 1.28.019, Giedo Van der Garde 1.28.498, Max Chilton 1.29.094 Jules Bianchi 1.29.169.