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.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:24.36018
02.Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:24.64313
03.Australia Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:24.67722
04.United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas1:24.71217
05.Mexico Sergio PerezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:24.86419
06.Australia Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:24.86519
07.Brazil Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:24.99514
08.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:25.10315
09.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F11:25.11620
10.Finland Kimi RaikkonenLotus F11:25.12018
11.France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:25.13616
12.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSauber F11:25.27321
13.Mexico Esteban GutiƩrrezSauber F11:25.32422
14.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:25.49917
15.Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams F11:25.66021
16.Deutschland Adrian SutilSahara Force India1:25.70219
17.United Kingdom Paul di RestaSahara Force India1:26.12011
18.France Charles PicCaterham F1 Team1:26.60721
19.Holland Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:27.17220
20. France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:27.60518
21. United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:27.66518
22.Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas1:27.8225