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Final practice - Massa puts Ferrari on top again 11 May 2013

Felipe Massa (BRA) Ferrari F138.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, 10 May 2013 Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB9.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, 10 May 2013 Giedo van der Garde (NDL) Caterham CT03.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, 10 May 2013

Felipe Massa pushed Ferrari to the fore in the final free practice session for the Formula 1 Gran Premio de España 2013 here at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya on Saturday morning, just shading Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus by just 0.006s.

After everyone had done their runs on Pirelli's hard tyre, Fernando Alonso in the other Ferrari set the ball rolling with 1m 22.254s on the mediums, before Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg joined him in the top three with 1m 22.740s and 1m 22.839s respectively for Mercedes. But a rash of last-minute runs by others pushed them all down the order.

Raikkonen moved to the front with 1m 21.907s for Lotus, before Massa pipped that with 1m 21.901s. Meanwhile, Mark Webber came up short with 1m 22.044s for Red Bull ahead of Romain Grosjean in the second Lotus on 1m 22.069s. Behind them, Sebastian Vettel's best was 1m 22.229s in the other RB9 which left him fifth ahead of Alonso, who left the pit lane too late to get a final run in.

The Force Indias of Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil were seventh and eighth, continuing their recent strong form, with 1m 22.574s and 1m 22.729s, then came Hamilton and Rosberg in ninth and 11th, sandwiching Jean-Eric Vergne who lapped in 1m 22.759s for Toro Rosso.

McLaren registered a slight improvement over Friday's form after the latest front wings were both flown and driven in overnight. Jenson Button was 12th, now 1.2s rather than 1.6s off the pace with 1m 23.151s. Sergio Perez was 14th on 1m 23.373s after a troubled time in the sister car when he damaged some bodywork slightly after running wide on the exit kerb out of the last corner.

Between them came on-form Esteban Gutierrez who took his Sauber round in 1m 23.371s. Last year's winner Pastor Maldonado was 15th in the updated Williams on 1m 23.385s, then came Nico Hulkenberg in the second Sauber on 1m 23.388s, Valtteri Bottas in the second Williams on 1m 23.660s and Daniel Ricciardo in the second Toro Rosso on 1m 23.767s.

Caterham continued to run ahead of Marussia, with Charles Pic 19th in the updated CT03 on 1m 24.775s, but Jules Bianchi was very close in the MR02 on 1m 24.793s. Max Chilton was 21st in the other Marussia on 1m 25.135s, as Giedo van der Garde brought up the rear with 1m 25.250s in the second Caterham.

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