F1 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix FP3 Alonso pips Vettel

Fernando Alonso tops FP3 in Bahrain

Bahrain Grand Prix Infocentre

Fernando Alonso continued his good form this weekend by pipping Sebastian Vettel to the fastest lap in the final free practice session ahead of Qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Alonso had a scare earlier in the session when he spun into the gravel at turn 2 but fortunately he was able to extricate the F138 and continue.

There was also drama for Lewis Hamilton right at the end of the session when his left rear tyre appeared to have de-laminated causing him to creep back to the pit lane very slowly. Hopefully there was no other suspension damage as a result. Prior to the incident he set the fifth fastest time.

The Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber looked strong with Vettel just 0.101s adrift of Alonso and Webber a further 0.32s back.

Kimi Raikkonen was fourth fastest in the Lotus E21 and team mate Romain Grosjean rounded out the top six. Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta were nest up separated by just 0.104s with Nico’s Rosberg and Hulkenberg completing the top ten fastest in the session.

There was some drama in the Marussia pit for Max Chilton whose MR02 had a KERS cooling problem that limited his running to just 7 laps however despite that he was still not the slowest driver on track, that honour fell to the Sauber C32 of Esteban Gutierrez.

F1 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix FP3 Result
Lap Time
Speed Kph
Total Diff
Fernando AlonsoFerrariF13811m 33.247s208.9420.0000.00012
Sebastian VettelRed BullRB921m 33.348s208.7160.1010.10115
Mark WebberRed BullRB931m 33.380s208.6440.0320.13319
Kimi RaikkonenLotusE2141m 33.446s208.4970.0660.19921
Lewis HamiltonMercedesF1W0451m 33.455s208.4770.0090.20819
Romain GrosjeanLotusE2161m 33.464s208.4570.0090.21719
Adrian SutilForce IndiaVJM0671m 33.596s208.1630.1320.34917
Paul Di-RestaForce IndiaVJM0681m 33.700s207.9320.1040.45315
Nico RosbergMercedesF1W0491m 33.764s207.7900.0640.51719
Nico HulkenbergSauberC32101m 33.922s207.4400.1580.67517
Felipe MassaFerrariF138111m 33.949s207.3810.0270.70220
Jenson ButtonMcLarenMP4-28121m 34.117s207.0100.1680.87017
Sergio PerezMcLarenMP4-28131m 34.282s206.6480.1651.03518
Daniel RicciardoToro RossoSTR8141m 34.577s206.0040.2951.33016
Valtteri BottasWilliamsFW35151m 34.611s205.9300.0341.36417
Jean-Eric VergneToro RossoSTR8161m 34.678s205.7840.0671.43116
Pastor MaldonadoWilliamsFW35171m 34.833s205.4470.1551.58617
Charles PicCaterhamCT03181m 35.816s203.3400.9832.56916
Jules BianchiMarussiaMR02191m 36.731s201.4160.9153.48417
Giedo Van Der GardeCaterhamCT03201m 36.939s200.9840.2083.69216
Max ChiltonMarussiaMR02211m 37.630s199.5620.6914.3837
Esteban GutierrezSauberC32221m 39.592s195.6301.9626.34529


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