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07/21/12
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German GP: Alonso tops final practice  
A happy Fernando Alonso
Fernando Alonso turned the quickest lap at Hockenheim in his Ferrari before late rains came, ending final practice with a best lap of 1m16.014s, ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Sauber's Sergio Perez.

Kimi Raikkonen is fourth for Lotus, followed by the Red Bulls of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, then Pastor Maldonado, Felipe Massa and Kamui Kobayashi.

Bruno Senna rounded out the top 10.

German favorite Michael Schumacher was only 15th, and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg 17th while Jenson Button last a dreadful 24th. The trio waited until the end to put in a quick lap but got caught out by the rain.

Monsoon like rain is expected for qualifying.

Results

Pos

Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m16.014s +0.000s 14
2. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m16.091s +0.077 21
3. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m16.202s +0.188 21
4. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m16.238s +0.224 27
5. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m16.447s +0.433 19
6. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m16.475s +0.461 18
7. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m16.664s +0.650 18
8. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m16.771s +0.757 15
9. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m16.801s +0.793 25
10. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1m16.930s +0.916 23
11. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m16.962s +0.948 26
12. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m17.033s +1.019 26
13. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m17.148s +1.134 24
14. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m17.238s +1.224 25
15. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m17.266s +1.252 22
16. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m17.419s +1.405 23
17. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m17.491s +1.477 26
18. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m18.366s +2.352 21
19. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m18.818s +2.804 23
20. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m19.778s +3.764 22
21. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m20.235s +4.221 22
22. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m20.318s +4.304 9
23. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m20.741s +4.727 22
24. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m20.914s +4.900 25

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