Sebastian Vettel is the man to beat once again in qualifying after he showed tremendous pace in free practice three.

Sebastian_Vettel-PitStopRed Bull led the way by a clear margin on Friday, with Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber finishing one-two in second practice, Vettel’s best time an impressive 1m 24.453s. Lotus were their nearest rivals, with Ferrari and Mercedes also very much in the mix.

But at the end of today’s practice Alonso was the man who took the fight to Vettel with 0.283s behind him while Webber came third at with 0.317s gap. Lotus pace seems to have disappeared over night while Raikkonen goes back to the short car while McLaren found some pace and Sergio Perez managed to place himself in fifth just behind Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton.

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:24.360 18
02. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.643 13
03. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1:24.677 22
04. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:24.712 17
05. Mexico Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:24.864 19
06. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:24.865 19
07. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari 1:24.995 14
08. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:25.103 15
09. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:25.116 20
10. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 1:25.120 18
11. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:25.136 16
12. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sauber F1 1:25.273 21
13. Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 1:25.324 22
14. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 1:25.499 17
15. Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 1:25.660 21
16. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sahara Force India 1:25.702 19
17. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:26.120 11
18. France Charles Pic Caterham F1 Team 1:26.607 21
19. Holland Giedo van der Garde Caterham F1 Team 1:27.172 20
20. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1:27.605 18
21. United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 1:27.665 18
22. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:27.822 5