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Final practice - Vettel and Webber in front in Korea 05 Oct 2013

Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9.
Formula One World Championship, Rd14, Korean Grand Prix, Practice, Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea, Friday, 4 October 2013 The fastest man from Friday, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, heads out on the medium tyres as he dials in his F1 W04 Mark Webber takes his Red Bull to the top of the timesheets in the early phases of the session It is not a smooth start for everyone as Jules Bianchi gets his Marussia in a spin at Turn 9

Having been second best to Mercedes on Friday, Red Bull underlined their status as favourites by heading the final practice session in Korea on Saturday morning.

Championship-leader Sebastian Vettel edged team mate Mark Webber by just 0.137s to top the timesheets, with the Mercedes pairing of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton third and fourth fastest respectively.

In a relatively quiet session in which the leading runners switched late to Pirelli's supersoft rubber, first Webber then Vettel deposed Hamilton who had set the fastest time of 1m 38.860s on the medium tyres. Webber did 1m 38.132s then 1m 38.018s, but Vettel settled the issue in his own favour with a lap of 1m 37.881s. The German had one slightly dusty moment when he had to go wide to go around a slower car, but otherwise it was smooth sailing for the world champion.

Rosberg took his F1 W04 around in 1m 38.318s for third, with team mate Hamilton right on his tail with 1m 38.332s despite having to pass a slower car on his quickest lap.

Behind them, Fernando Alonso deposed team mate Felipe Massa after the Brazilian had lapped his Ferrari in 1m 38.816s; the Spaniard managed 1m 38.486s. Close to the end Massa was pushed down to seventh as Romain Grosjean wheeled his Lotus E21 round in 1m 38.701s, and Kimi Raikkonen took eighth in the sister car on 1m 38.857s.

The top 10 was completed by Nico Hulkenberg on 1m 38.961s for Sauber and Jenson Button on 1m 39.114s for McLaren.

Esteban Gutierrez was close to his team mate with 1m 39.128s in the second Sauber, while Pastor Maldonado's supersoft run yielded 1m 39.196s for Williams. That left him 12th ahead of the Force India of Adrian Sutil, whose best was 1m 39.204s. Sergio Perez chased the German with 1m 39.274s in the second McLaren, with the Toro Rosso of Daniel Ricciardo, the other Force India of Paul di Resta and the second Toro Rosso of Jean-Eric Vergne on his tail with 1m 39.327s, 1m 39.371s and 1m 39.665s apiece. Valtteri Bottas was 18th on 1m 40.128s in the second Williams.

Charles Pic's supersoft run of 1m 41.360s deposed Caterham team mate Giedo van der Garde who lapped in 1m 41.614s. The Dutchman's time was almost matched by Marussia's Jules Bianchi (who was an early spinner) on 1m 41.646s, with the second red and black car of Max Chilton bringing up the rear with 1m 42.267s.

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