Red Bull on top form in India

Red Bull continued their dominant form in FP1 and FP2 in India with Sebastian Vettel topping both sessions on Friday.

Mark Webber set the second fastest time in FP2 behind teammate Vettel with Fernando Alonso managing to set the third fastest time despite issues with his Ferrari.

Nico Rosberg set a good time to finish the second session fourth ahead of the Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen.

McLaren looked to be struggling as Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button could only manage the sixth and seventh best times respectively in the second session. They had looked marginally better in FP1 and seemed to be setting stronger long distance times than the other teams.

Nico Hulkenberg finished the session eighth at Force India’s home Grand Prix, whilst Romain Grosjean took ninth in the second lotus and Bruno Senna tenth in the Williams. All three men struggled to get to grips with the circuit having a few minor spins between them.

The second Force India of Paul di Resta finished the session 11th ahead of the returning Sergio Perez who sat out of FP1 with a cold. Michael Schumacher had a contrasting day to his teammate Rosberg as he only managed to set the 13th fastest time.

Daniel Ricciardo set the 14th fastest time ahead of Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari as he struggled with the balance of the car. Behind them finished Kamui Kobayashi in 16th, Pastor Maldonado in 17th, Jean-Eric Vergne in 18th and then the Caterhams, HRTs and Marussias.

With the Indian circuit seeming to suit Red Bull so well Sebastian Vettel looks in a good position to extend his championship lead as he attempts to win his third consecutive championship.


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