The Vettel and Rosberg show continues in Practice 3

Sebastian Vettel topped practice three

Sebastian Vettel topped practice three

The performance of German racers Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg has continued in final practice at the Nurburgring with the pair topping final practice, Vettel holding a six-tenths of a second advantage at the completion of the session.

Mark Webber was third quickest continuing his good form for Red Bull Racing with the Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa rounding out the top five.

Vettel held the advantage early in the session on the hard tyres before soft tyre runners led by Alonso started plummeting the times.

With one lap towards the end of the session in his number one Red Bull Infiniti Racing machine, Vettel was able to assert his authority.

Rosberg’s team-mate Lewis Hamilton was behind Kimi Raikkonen in seventh, Romain Grosjean eighth and Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg was ninth – Adrian Sutil completing the top 10.

Jean-Eric Vergne outpaced West Aussie Daniel Ricciardo – Vergne 14th with McLaren’s Sergio Perez splitting the two Toro Rossos.

Much of the talk in the leadup to the event was that Vettel throughout his storied career has never won his home Grand Prix, he is doing everything in his power to rectify that situation this weekend.

1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m29.517s +0.000s
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m30.193s +0.676s
3. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m30.211s +0.694s
4. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m30.621s +1.104s
5. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m30.639s +1.122s
6. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m30.671s +1.154s
7. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m30.744s +1.227s
8. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m30.781s +1.264s
9. Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 1m30.966s +1.449s
10. Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1m31.009s +1.492s
11. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m31.326s +1.809s
12. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m31.405s +1.888s
13. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m31.733s +2.216s
14. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m31.855s +2.338s
15. Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 1m31.855s +2.338s
16. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m31.898s +2.381s
17. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m31.969s +2.452s
18. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 1m32.036s +2.519s
19. Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 1m33.230s +3.713s
20.  Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 1m33.470s +3.953s
21. Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 1m33.964s +4.447s
22. Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 1m34.683s +5.166s




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