Mark Webber, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2013

Webber quickest as rain remains at Interlagos

2013 Brazilian Grand Prix third practice

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Mark Webber, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2013Mark Webber ended the final practice session of his Formula One career fastest at Interlagos.

Conditions remained wet for the third session in a row and this session saw the slowest lap times of the weekend so far. However the conditions eased sufficiently for several drivers to set times on intermediate tyres before the chequered flag came out.

Lewis Hamilton had become the first driver to lap the circuit in under 90 seconds when Webber ventured out of the pits on intermediate tyres. He cut two seconds off Hamilton’s time and that remained the quickest time of the session.

As the clock ran down Romain Grosjean moved up to second ahead of team mate Heikki Kovalainen. Valtteri Bottas also ran on the intermediate tyres and took fourth for Williams, followed by Nico Hulkenberg’s Sauber.

The other Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez was the only car to set a time during the very wet first half hour of the session. He logged the most laps of any driver and ended practice seventh behind Jean-Eric Vergne.

Four drivers did not set times at all during the session including both of the Ferraris.

Pos.No.DriverCarBest lapGapLaps
12Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’27.8915
28Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1’28.1950.3045
37Heikki KovalainenLotus-Renault1’28.5950.7046
417Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1’28.6000.70912
511Nico HulkenbergSauber-Ferrari1’28.8300.93915
618Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1’28.9211.0305
712Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1’29.2151.32421
816Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1’29.6861.79510
914Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1’29.7361.8456
1015Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’29.9132.0228
1110Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’29.9802.0898
1219Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1’29.9882.0979
1322Jules BianchiMarussia-Cosworth1’30.6352.7449
1420Charles PicCaterham-Renault1’30.8372.94614
1523Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth1’30.9723.08110
1621Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault1’31.1543.26314
171Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’31.8573.9664
186Sergio PerezMcLaren1’32.7314.8404
199Nico RosbergMercedes4
203Fernando AlonsoFerrari2
215Jenson ButtonMcLaren1
224Felipe MassaFerrari2

Combined practice times

PosDriverCarFP1FP2FP3Fri/Sat diffTotal laps
1Nico RosbergMercedes1’24.7811’27.30630
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes1’25.2301’28.1471’29.980+4.7530
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull-Renault1’25.3871’27.5311’31.857+6.4731
4Jenson ButtonMcLaren1’25.3911’31.77032
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari1’25.5931’28.92825
6Mark WebberRed Bull-Renault1’25.7971’27.5921’27.891+2.09440
7Sergio PerezMcLaren1’25.9461’30.7481’32.731+6.78527
8Daniil KvyatToro Rosso-Ferrari1’26.06417
9Heikki KovalainenLotus-Renault1’26.1331’28.1291’28.595+2.46250
10Nico HulkenbergSauber-Ferrari1’26.2321’28.5601’28.830+2.59852
11Felipe MassaFerrari1’26.2481’28.54026
12Esteban GutierrezSauber-Ferrari1’26.3261’29.0491’29.215+2.88966
13Romain GrosjeanLotus-Renault1’26.5701’28.8911’28.195+1.62545
14Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso-Ferrari1’26.5931’28.4051’28.921+2.32838
15Adrian SutilForce India-Mercedes1’27.1151’29.7831’29.913+2.79840
16Valtteri BottasWilliams-Renault1’27.2691’30.4251’28.600+1.33150
17Pastor MaldonadoWilliams-Renault1’27.3581’29.7171’29.686+2.32846
18James CaladoForce India-Mercedes1’27.4369
19Giedo van der GardeCaterham-Renault1’28.1071’31.1181’31.154+3.04748
20Charles PicCaterham-Renault1’28.1991’31.1651’30.837+2.63846
21Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso-Ferrari1’28.7391’29.988+1.24924
22Paul di RestaForce India-Mercedes1’29.1741’29.736+0.56217
23Jules BianchiMarussia-Cosworth1’30.0041’31.0611’30.635+0.63151
24Max ChiltonMarussia-Cosworth1’31.2111’30.972-0.23929
25Rodolfo GonzalezMarussia-Cosworth1’32.64619

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6 comments on “Webber quickest as rain remains at Interlagos”

  1. Pole is really quite tricky to predict, and I’m not sure that I want H├╝lkenberg in my top 5 having seen how unstable the car looks in the wet!

  2. So many untimed laps. What a FP3

  3. McLaren are really keeping their cards close to their chest, ahead of qualifying!

  4. A lot of tyre saving could swing the balance. Cars might be way out of place by the end of the race because they are driving on 30+ lap old tyres

  5. would be nice if webber or massa got pole here. wouldn’t predict it though.

    1. +1 ! And win the race too ! Someone should “slap” Vettel quickly. This is getting ridiculous, with so many consecutive wins.

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