As he did in both practice sessions on Friday, Jenson Button led the way in the final session Saturday morning before qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.
Button took first position with a 1m31.255s. His McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton ended up second quickest, half a second back.
Sebastian Vettel (1:32.122) looked to be carrying more fuel en route to third quickest lap, fractionally quicker than Fernando Alonso's Ferrari (1:32.279). Mark Webber was fifth quickest (1:32.401) in the second Red Bull, two hundredths ahead of Felipe Massa with the second Ferrari.
Webber took a new engine for FP3, his sixth Renault of the permitted eight.
The Mercedes drivers were next, Michael Schumacher (1:32.725) marginally quicker than Nico Rosberg (1:32.878). Vitaly Petrov (1:33.058) put the first Renault ninth, with Adrian Sutil (1:33.424) 10th with the first Force India.
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