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2013 Brazil GP: Third practice

2013-11-23 16:45

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN: That was about all that happened at Interlagos during 2013 Brazil F1 GP third practice. Sebastian Vettel (above) was 17th, team mate Mark Webber was fastest. Image: AFP

Rain screwed third practice for the 2013 Brazilian F1 GP. Webber was fastest but a number of teams hardly let their cars out of the garage. We noticed paint drying on the office wall...

Red Bull's Mark Webber was fastest - for what it was worth on the soaking track - in third and final practice for the 2013 Brazilian F1 GP on Saturday.

Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes, Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari, Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren and Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari stayed in their garages while braver souls went out and tried to entertain the sparse crowd.

The others, it seems, just wanted to preserve their cars for qualifying later in the afternoon - when it is likely that rain will still be falling.

Webber, was fastest on 1min27 while team mate Sebastian Vettel lounged around back in 17th though he was fastest for a while.

First and second practice report.

Third and final free practice times ahead of the 2013 Brazilian F1 GP
1 Mark Webber (Australia) Red Bull 1min27.891
2 Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus 1min28.195
3 Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Lotus 1min28.595
4 Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Williams 1min28.600
5 Nico Hulkenberg (Germany) Sauber 1min28.830
6 Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso 1min28.921
7 Esteban Gutierrez (Mexico) Sauber 1min29.215
8 Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams 1min29.686
9 Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India 1min29.736
10 Adrian Sutil (Germany) Force India 1min29.913
11 Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1min29.980
12 Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso 1min29.988
13 Jules Bianchi (France) Marussia 1min30.635
14 Charles Pic (France) Caterham 1min30.837
15 Max Chilton (Britain) Marussia 1min30.972
16 Giedo van der Garde (Netherlands) Caterham 1min31.154
17 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Red Bull 1min31.857
18 Sergio Perez (Mexico) McLaren 1min32.731
19 Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes
20 Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari
21 Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren
22 Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari

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