F1 2013

Red Bull’s hat trick – Indian FP3

Red Bull continued their impressive display at the start of day two of this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber setting another 1-2 in Free Practice Three.

The session was delayed by twenty minutes after fog prevented the medical helicopter from flying, leaving the drivers only forty minutes of running.

Lotus and Ferrari were Red Bull’s closest rivals, but were never within striking distance, while Lewis Hamilton struggled to match Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and was mired in combat with the Sauber and McLaren cars. Esteban Gutierrez was struggling however, and had a brief flight over the infamous ‘sausage kerbs’ with fifteen minutes of the session left – but avoided any serious damage to his car.

It was no less torrid in the pitlane for the Swiss team, as Nico Hulkenberg accidentally knocked over and injured one of his mechanics when returning to his box.

CLASSIFICATION – FP3 – INDIAN GRAND PRIX

POS DRIVER TEAM LAP TIME
1 Vettel Red Bull 1:25:332
2 Webber Red Bull 1:25:892
3 Alonso Ferrari 1:26:105
4 Hulkenberg Sauber 1:26:306
5 Grosjean Lotus 1:26:350
6 Massa Ferrari 1:26:435
7 Di Resta Force India 1:26:438
8 Rosberg Mercedes 1:26:441
9 Button McLaren 1:26:489
10 Hamilton Mercedes 1:26:557
11 Raikkonen Lotus 1:26:635
12 Maldonado Williams 1:26:641
13 Perez McLaren 1:26:737
14 Sutil Force India 1:26:847
15 Vergne Toro Rosso 1:26:876
16 Bottas Williams 1:26:883
17 Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:27:259
18 Pic Caterham 1:27:941
19 Gutierrez Sauber 1:28:019
20 Van Der Garde Caterham 1:28:498
21 Chilton Marussia 1:29:094
22 Bianchi Marussia 1:29:169
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