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Indian GP: Charged up Vettel tops opening practice
Sebastian Vettel
Hot off the heels of three straight wins and the 2012 F1 points lead, a charged up Sebastian Vettel led the opening practice at the Buddh International Circuit for the Indian GP by more than 0.3s over Jenson Button and the German's chief championship rival Fernando Alonso.

Lewis Hamilton was fourth fastest ahead of Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher.

Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen completed the top ten.


Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m27.619 +0.000s 22
2. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m27.929s +0.310s 22
3. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m28.044s +0.425s 24
4. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m28.046s +0.427s 25
5. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m28.175s +0.556s 22
6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m28.447s +0.828s 25
7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m28.542s +0.923s 24
8. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m28.993s +1.374s 23
9. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m29.204s +1.585s 24
10. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m29.291s +1.672s 24
11. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m29.691s +2.072s 26
12. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m29.760s +2.141s 23
13. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m29.802s +2.183s 1$
14. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m29.850s +2.231s 19
15. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m29.895s +2.276s 19
16. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m30.041s +2.422s 26
17. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m30.401s +2.782s 23
18. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m30.630s +3.011s 24
19. Giedo Van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m30.896s +3.277s 20
20. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m31.212s +3.593s 29
21. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m31.903s +4.284s 22
22. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m32.125s +4.506s 24
23. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m32.369s +4.750s 19
24. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m32.859s +5.240s 13

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