British Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel Tops Rain-Hit Third Practice

Updated: 05 July 2014 16:59 IST

Sebastian Vettel clocked a best lap time of one minute and 52.522 seconds to top a session for the first time this year.

British Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel Tops Rain-Hit Third Practice
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel is currently 5th in the drivers' championship table. © AFP

Silverstone:

Defending four time world champion German Sebastian Vettel topped the times in Saturday morning's rain-swept final free practice session for the British Grand Prix.

Vettel, who was 27 on Thursday, clocked a best lap time of one minute and 52.522 seconds to top a session for the first time this year, one-tenth of a second ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Australian Daniel Ricciardo.

On a miserable morning at Silverstone, the two championship leading Mercedes men - German Nico Rosberg, who leads the title race by 29 points, and Briton Lewis Hamilton - did not clock a competitive lap time.

Two time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari also sat out the session while Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado of Lotus was third fastest 0.5 seconds behind Vettel ahead of Lotus team-mate Frenchman Romain Grosjean, who was a full second down on the fastest time.

Topics : Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing British Grand Prix Formula 1
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