Hungarian Grand Prix 2012: Mark Webber fastest in final practice

Red Bull’s Mark Webber sets the pace in the final practice session ahead of Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest

By Charli Burden
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Mark Webber in action in Hungary Photo: Getty Images, courtesy of Red Bull Racing

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Red Bull’s Mark Webber set the pace in the final practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, with a lap time of one minute 21.550 seconds.

The Australian edged out McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, the leader of yesterday’s practice, by just 0.093 seconds, while the second Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel was a further 0.028 seconds adrift.

The result should answer speculation in Hungary surrounding how much Red Bull will be affected by a rule change that restricts the amount they can alter engine settings to improve driveability and aerodynamics.

Williams’ Bruno Senna continued his impressive Friday form in fourth ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, and the Spaniard’s team-mate Felipe Massa was eighth ahead of Force India’s Paul di Resta, with Jenson Button completing the top 10 for McLaren.

Hungarian Grand Prix: Final practice times

1 Mark Webber (Aus) Red Bull 1’21.550

2 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) McLaren 1’21.643

3 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Red Bull 1’21.671

4 Bruno Senna (Bra) Williams 1’21.876

5 Fernando Alonso (Spa) Ferrari 1’21.884

6 Kimi Raikkonen (Fin) Lotus F1 Team 1’21.953

7 Romain Grosjean (Fra) Lotus F1 Team 1’22.110

8 Felipe Massa (Bra) Ferrari 1’22.136

9 Paul di Resta (Gbr) Force India 1’22.191

10 Jenson Button (Gbr) McLaren 1’22.233

11 Pastor Maldonado (Ven) Williams 1’22.381

12 Kamui Kobayashi (Jpn) Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.387

13 Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1’22.492

14 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Force India 1’22.530

15 Sergio Perez (Mex) Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.597

16 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Scuderia Toro Rosso 1’22.716

17 Michael Schumacher (Ger) Mercedes GP 1’22.868

18 Nico Rosberg (Ger) Mercedes GP 1’22.931

19 Heikki Kovalainen (Fin) Caterham 1’24.036

20 Vitaly Petrov (Rus) Caterham 1’24.547

21 Charles Pic (Fra) Marussia 1’25.224

22 Timo Glock (Ger) Marussia 1’25.497

23 Pedro de la Rosa (Spa) HRT-F1 1’26.785

24 Narain Karthikeyan (Ind) HRT-F1 1’26.898

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