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Final practice - Webber leads the Red Bull charge 31 Jul 2010

Mark Webber (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB6.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, Friday, 30 July 2010 Fernando Alonso (ESP) Ferrari F10.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, Hungarian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Budapest, Hungary, Friday, 30 July 2010 Button looks relaxed as he waits to go out on track Petrov goes straight on at a corner, but is able to continue

Mark Webber dominated the final session of practice prior to Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, finishing the hour 0.484s ahead of Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel whose final three efforts to unseat him came up short.

Webber’s lap of 1m 19.574s struck terror into the hearts of rivals, and just to rub their noses in it, Vettel’s lap of 1m 20.058s was itself seven-tenths clear of Fernando Alonso’s 1m 20.724s for Ferrari.

Robert Kubica was fourth for Renault with 1m 21.066s, ahead of Felipe Massa on 1m 21.264s in the second Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton on 1m 21.376s in the better-placed McLaren. Times were tight in this region, however, with Vitaly Petrov’s strong form continuing as he took the second Renault round in 1m 21.399s.

Then came Nico Rosberg for Mercedes on 1m 21.422s, Jenson Button for McLaren on 1m 21.473s, Nico Hulkenberg on 1m 21.513s for Williams, Rubens Barrichello on 1m 21.705s in the team’s other car, and Michael Schumacher in the other Mercedes on 1m 21.939s.

Pedro de la Rosa and Kamui Kobayashi were 13th and 14th for BMW Sauber on 1m 22.151s and 1m 22.337s respectively, then came the Toro Rossos and the Force Indias. Jaime Alguersuari was again ahead of team mate Sebastien Buemi, 1m 22.427s to 1m 22.508s, while Adrian Sutil moved ahead of Tonio Liuzzi’s 1m 23.708s with a lap of 1m 22.918s when the Italian’s car met with mechanical problems after only seven laps. Force India have removed the blown floor from the German’s car after yesterday’s experimental running.

Lucas di Grassi was the fastest new team runner for Virgin, with 1m 24.547s, just ahead of Lotus’s Jarno Trulli on 1m 24.576s and Heikki Kovalainen on 1m 24.623s. Timo Glock was 22nd in the other Virgin on 1m 24.805s.

At the back, Bruno Senna lapped his HRT in 1m 26.479s to team mate Sakon Yamamoto’s 1m 27.176s.

So the scene is set for Red Bull to dominate qualifying, with only Ferrari likely to get close and both McLaren drivers correct in their assessment that a place in the top five would be outstanding.