Japan: Webber tops Practice 3 as Vettel has issues

Mark Webber kept Red Bull on top in the final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. His teammate Sebastian Vettel had been second to Webber on hard tires, 0.314s off his teammate's pace early. But then a KERS problem left Vettel watching the final quarter of an hour from the garage.

Late runs from the two Mercedes, Nico Rosberg and then Lewis Hamilton saw them close behind Webber at the finish of the session.

Romain Grosjean was fourth, ahead of Ferrari duo of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.


Pos Driver Team/Car Time Behind Laps
1. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m32.053s +0.000s 17
2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m32.187s +0.134s 18
3. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m32.355s +0.302s 18
4. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m32.707s +0.654s 26
5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m32.800s +0.747s 14
6. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m32.815s +0.762s 14
7. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m32.869s +0.816s 17
8. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m32.946s +0.893s 25
9. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m33.036s +0.983s 8
10. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m33.076s +1.023s 12
11. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m33.158s +1.105s 15
12. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m33.260s +1.207s 15
13. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m33.490s +1.437s 16
14. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m33.638s +1.585s 17
15. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m33.660s +1.607s 19
16. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m33.732s +1.679s 15
17. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m33.955s +1.902s 18
18. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m34.773s +2.720s 8
19. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m35.473s +3.420s 20
20. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m35.518s +3.465s 18
21. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m35.844s +3.791s 16
22. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m39.378s +7.325s 20

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