It's looking more and more likely that Sebastian Vettel will win his third straight F1 title. Red Bull took charge in the second Friday practice session for the Korean Grand Prix, as Vettel edged out teammate Mark Webber by 0.032 seconds.
Vettel, coming off back-to-back victories in Singapore and Japan after a poor first half of the season, is now just four points behind Fernando Alonso in the Formula 1 championship fight and Adrian Newey appears to have engineered the Red Bull cars back to the top at just the right time.
Fernando Alonso ended up in third, ahead of Jenson Button's McLaren and Michael Schumacher's Mercedes.
Session 1 leader Lewis Hamilton was only eighth in the second McLaren.
Car 1, Sebastian Vettel “All in all we can be quite happy, but I think it looks extremely tight. I’m not happy with every run we had today, but I think the track was changing quite a lot this morning, it was better than we expected. This afternoon it was quite slippery to start with, but then I think it got a little bit better so, all in all the car felt alright and now we see what we can do for tomorrow. I think we have to improve ourselves to match the others.”
Car 2, Mark Webber “We had a pretty good program for today and I think both of us managed to get the most out of it. We’ll have a look where we can improve tonight in different areas; it’s always a compromise on a track like this with a bit of top speed in the first sector, then the last sector is pretty twisty in terms of rhythm – it’s a bit like Budapest, so you need a bit of downforce there. So far so good, we have good information and the guys will now get on with the job tonight.”
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