Fernando Alonso

Indian GP – The fog finally clears

Greater Noida, 26 October – The start of the third free practice had to be delayed by 20 minutes as, due to the smog, the visibility was too poor for the medical helicopter to fly. When it did get going, Sebastian Vettel was again fastest, in 1.25.332 ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber (1.25.892.) Fernando Alonso was third quickest for Ferrari in a time of 1.26.105, while in the other F138, Felipe Massa was sixth in 1.26.435. As usual the work programme revolved around preparations for this afternoon’s qualifying session.

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:25.332 16
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 1:25.892 0.560 14
3 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:26.105 0.773 19
4 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1:26.306 0.974 17
5 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:26.350 1.018 16
6 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:26.435 1.103 20
7 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:26.438 1.106 15
8 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.441 1.109 19
9 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.489 1.157 15
10 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.557 1.225 17
11 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:26.635 1.303 14
12 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:26.641 1.309 13
13 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.737 1.405 13
14 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:26.847 1.515 17
15 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 1:26.876 1.544 17
16 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1:26.883 1.551 15
17 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 1:27.259 1.927 18
18 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1:27.941 2.609 18
19 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1:28.019 2.687 15
20 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1:28.498 3.166 16
21 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1:29.094 3.762 11
22 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1:29.169 3.837 13
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