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Vettel continues to be fastest driver at BIC

PTI Greater Noida | Updated on November 17, 2017 Published on October 27, 2012

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel at the Buddh International Circuit. File Photo.   -  Business Line

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel once again proved to be the fastest as he topped the timesheet in the final practice session ahead of the qualification for Formula One Indian Grand Prix, here today.

Vettel, who was fastest in FP1 and FP2 yesterday, clocked 1:25.842 to emerge fastest and was followed by McLaren’s Jenson Button, who was 0.192 second behind at the Buddh International Circuit.

In every session, the defending champion has gone on to improve his previous best lap time. He had managed 1:26.221 in FP2 yesterday and 1:27.619in FP1.

His team-mate Mark Webber (1:26.108) was third while Lewis Hamilton put the second McLaren in the fourth position with a timing of 1:26.108.

Surprisingly, Finnish Kimi Raikkonen and Bruno Senna pushed Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to seventh by finishing ahead of him.

Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg continued to improve and was eighth after clocking his fastest lap in 1:26.531 and was followed by Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher and Romain Grosjean of Lotus.

Paul di Resta continued to struggle in the second Force India, managing 1:27.193 for 14th position.

The lone Indian driver Narain Karthikeyan (1:30.873) finished 23rd ahead of his HRT team-mate Pedro de la Rosa.

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Published on October 27, 2012
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