Alonso fastest again in third and final Singapore GP practice

GP SINGAPORE F1/2014

Fernando Alonso topped the third and final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Alonso, quickest in first practice on Friday, went fastest on the super-soft tyres late on with a lap of 1:47.299 to edge out Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo by less than a tenth of a second.

Nico Rosberg, who set the pace on the prime tyre, completed the top three for Mercedes, while his team-mate Lewis Hamilton was just sixth after a scruffy session.

Jean-Eric Vergne was a surprise fourth for Toro Rosso, ahead of four-time champion Sebastian Vettel.

The two Williams team-mates of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, who both experienced a torrid Friday, were seventh and eighth fastest respectively, while Kimi Raikkonen and Esteban Gutierrez rounded out the top ten.

Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg was 11th, ahead of the two McLarens of Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button, with Daniil Kvyat, who complained of locking brakes, 14th.

Force India’s Sergio Perez pipped the second Sauber of Adrian Sutil to 15th, while the two Lotus drivers were mired down in 16th and 17th, Romain Grosjean six tenths of a second clear of his team-mate Pastor Maldonado.

Jules Bianchi continued his form as the fastest of the back markers for Marussia, and Kamui Kobayashi, Max Chilton and Marcus Ericsson rounded out the order.

Image courtesy of Scuderia Ferrari

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