Chinese GP: Alonso keeps Ferrari in final practice

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa kept Ferrari on top of the times in the final practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Spaniard's best lap of 1m35.391s was over six tenths faster than Massa.

Lewis Hamilton was third for Mercedes ahead of world champion Sebastian Vettel and his Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.

Force India's Adrian Sutil was sixth ahead of the first Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren's Jenson Button and Sergio Perez and the Sauber of Nico Hulkenberg, who rounded up the top 10.

Nico Rosberg was only 14th because he was saving his soft tires.


Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m35.391s +0.000s 13
2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m36.013s +0.622s 11
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m36.065s +0.674s 18
4 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m36.286s +0.895s 17
5 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m36.420s +1.029s 15
6 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m36.549s +1.158s 16
7 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m36.605s +1.214s 16
8 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m36.693s +1.302s 16
9 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m36.777s +1.386s 16
10 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m36.853s +1.462s 15
11 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m37.072s +1.681s 15
12 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m37.205s +1.814s 18
13 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m37.300s +1.909s 11
14 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m37.349s +1.958s 12
15 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m37.457s +2.066s 16
16 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m37.487s +2.096s 13
17 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m37.740s +2.349s 20
18 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m37.813s +2.422s 16
19 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m38.496s +3.105s 17
20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m38.821s +3.430s 18
21 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m39.627s +4.236s 16
22 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m39.652s +4.261s 18

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