FP3: Alonso leads a Ferrari 1-2 in China


Ferrari
13 April 2013 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Fernando Alonso set the quickest time by some margin during final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix to easily go quickest for Ferrari.

The Spaniard's 1:35.391 put him sex tenth ahead of his team-mate Felipe Massa who had led the second practice session.

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton put in the third quickest lap ahead of the Red Bull duo led by Sebastian Vettel.

Hulkenberg was the only driver to have an off during the session after coming across team mate Esteban Gutierrez running slowly at turn two.

Meanwhile Paul di Resta couldn't match Adrian Sutil who finished sixth fastest. Di Resta had to settle for 16th ahead of Gutierrez’s Sauber and Romain Grosjean's Lotus.

Jules Bianchi spearheaded Marussia's challenge from Caterham’s Charles Pic.

FP3 Times - 2013 Chinese Grand Prix:

PosDriver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:35.391   13
2 F. Massa Ferrari 1:36.013 +0.622 11
3 L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:36.065 +0.674 18
4 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:36.286 +0.895 17
5 M. Webber Red Bull 1:36.420 +1.029 15
6 A. Sutil Force India 1:36.549 +1.158 16
7 K. Räikkönen Lotus 1:36.605 +1.214 16
8 J. Button McLaren 1:36.693 +1.302 16
9 S. Perez McLaren 1:36.777 +1.386 16
10 N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:36.853 +1.462 15
11 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:37.072 +1.681 15
12 D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:37.205 +1.814 18
13 P. Maldonado Williams 1:37.300 +1.909 11
14 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:37.349 +1.958 12
15 V. Bottas Williams 1:37.457 +2.066 16
16 P. di Resta Force India 1:37.487 +2.096 13
17 E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:37.740 +2.349 20
18 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:37.813 +2.422 16
19 J. Bianchi Marussia 1:38.496 +3.105 17
20 C. Pic Caterham 1:38.821 +3.430 18
21 M. Chilton Marussia 1:39.627 +4.236 16
22 G. van der Garde Caterham 1:39.652 +4.261 18

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