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Vettel on top in final practice

He pipped Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari by 0.06 seconds. Australian Mark Webber was third quickest.
Saturday, July 9, 2011

SIlverstone, United Kingdom, July 9, 2011 (AFP) - Sebastian Vettel topped the times for Red Bull during Saturday morning's final practice for Sunday's British Grand Prix.

The 24-year-old German and defending driver's champion clocked a best lap time of one minute 31.401 seconds in what was the weekend's first predominantly dry session at the Silverstone track.

He pipped Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari by 0.06 seconds. Australian Mark Webber was third quickest in the second Red Bull followed closely by Brazilian Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari.

Williams driver Brazilian Pastor Maldonado was fifth fastest ahead of Briton Jenson Button of McLaren.

Another strong performance from Japanese Kamui Kobayashi of Sauber saw him finish the session seventh fastest followed by Nico Rosberg of Mercedes. Mexican Sergio Perez followed in the second Sauber ahead of Scot Paul Di Resta who was tenth fastest.

Seven times champion Michael Schumacher wound up 11th in the second Mercedes after the German suffered a gearbox problem midway through the session.

Crowd favourite Briton Lewis Hamilton was 13th quickest in the second McLaren.

Results of the 3rd Practice of the great britain gp

POS
No.
DRIVER
TEAM
TIME
GAP
LAPS
1
1
Sebastian Vettel
RBR-Renault
01:31.401
17
2
5
Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
01:31.464
0.063
20
3
2
Mark Webber
RBR-Renault
01:31.829
0.428
12
4
6
Felipe Massa
Ferrari
01:32.169
0.768
20
5
12
Pastor Maldonado
Williams-Cosworth
01:32.496
1.095
20
6
4
Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
01:32.956
1.555
18
7
16
Kamui Kobayashi
Sauber-Ferrari
01:33.014
1.613
20
8
8
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
01:33.044
1.643
23
9
17
Sergio Perez
Sauber-Ferrari
01:33.264
1.863
21
10
15
Paul di Resta
Force India-Mercedes
01:33.423
2.022
22
11
7
Michael Schumacher
Mercedes
01:33.551
2.15
11
12
14
Adrian Sutil
Force India-Mercedes
01:33.660
2.259
22
13
3
Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
01:33.842
2.441
16
14
11
Rubens Barrichello
Williams-Cosworth
01:33.905
2.504
21
15
10
Vitaly Petrov
Renault
01:34.042
2.641
22
16
19
Jaime Alguersuari
STR-Ferrari
01:34.329
2.928
20
17
18
Sebastien Buemi
STR-Ferrari
01:34.799
3.398
20
18
9
Nick Heidfeld
Renault
01:34.822
3.421
21
19
20
Heikki Kovalainen
Lotus-Renault
01:35.225
3.824
21
20
21
Jarno Trulli
Lotus-Renault
01:36.905
5.504
21
21
24
Timo Glock
Virgin-Cosworth
01:37.614
6.213
18
22
25
Jerome d'Ambrosio
Virgin-Cosworth
01:38.068
6.667
20
23
22
Daniel Ricciardo
HRT-Cosworth
01:38.289
6.888
19
24
23
Vitantonio Liuzzi
HRT-Cosworth
01:38.568
7.167
17

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