MELBOURNE, Australia — Sebastian Vettel's dominance during practice sessions came to a halt as his Red Bull suffered hydraulic failure during the third practice session ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.The three-time defending world champion set the fastest times in both practice sessions on March 16, raising the prospect of continued dominance in 2013's opening race. During thrid practice he steered off the track and parked the car. His team was overheard on the radio warning him not to shift gear as there was a hydraulic problem.RAMBO GROSJEAN QUICKESTVettel, who gives a name to his car each season, calmly removed the steering wheel from "Hungry Heidi" and made his way back to the garage.Rain hit the Albert Park circuit 15 minutes into the third and last practice session, meaning times were of only academic interest.Lotus' Romain Grosjean was fastest before the rain began pouring down, ahead of Ferrari pair Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, although most drivers did not set meaningful times. Grosjean's best was more than a second slower than Vettel's fastest time on March 15 2013.Cars emerged later on wet, then intermediate tires, eager to test out their wet-weather settings as further rain was forecast for later in the day, raising the chances of a wet qualifying session.The forecast for race day March 17 is for cool, cloudy but dry weather. However Melbourne is renowned for its fickle climate and rapid changes in conditions.The first set of practice times had indicated that the Red Bulls would once again be the early-season pacesetter, with Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus providing their closest competition. McLaren, which has a more innovative design that will take time to fully adjust to, was well off the pace and more likely to be fighting the likes of Force India and Sauber.2013 Australian Grand Prix: Third Practice1 Romain Grosjean, France, Lotus 1:26.929 2 Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari 1min27.0003 Felipe Massa, Brazil, Ferrari 1min27.2414 Paul di Resta, Britain, Force India 1min27.5335 Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Lotus 1min27.6256 Daniel Ricciardo, Australia, Toro Rosso 1min27.8497 Jean-Eric Vergne, France, Toro Rosso 1min27.8608 Adrian Sutil, Germany, Force India 1min28.0699 Nico Hulkenberg, Germany, Sauber 1min28.25310 Esteban Gutierrez, Mexico, Sauber 1min28.25311 Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes 1min28.48612 Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull 1min29.80813 Mark Webber, Australia, Red Bull 16, 1min30.07314 Jules Bianchi, France, Marussia 17, 1min30.38815 Giedo van der Garde, Netherlands Caterham 1min30.58916 Charles Pic, France, Caterham 1min30.95917 Jenson Button, Britain, McLaren 1min33.23618 Sergio Perez, Mexico, McLaren 1min33.52719 Pastor Maldonado, Venezuela Williams 13 1min39.23220 Valtteri Bottas, Finland, Williams 1min42.77921 Max Chilton, Britain, Marussia 1min42.87222 Lewis Hamilton, Britain, Mercedes 1min47.246First practice Second practice Stay with Wheels24 for the 2013 Formula 1 season – fresh reports every day.