Hamilton ahead of Vettel in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton topped both FP1 and FP2 in Brazil today beating Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel in both sessions.

Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber set the third fastest time of the second session ahead of Felipe Massa. Fernando Alonso set the fifth fastest time, with teammate Massa looking the faster of the two drivers again this weekend.

Alonso will hope to close the gap to Vettel before qualifying tomorrow to give him the best chance of snatching the title away from Vettel.

Behind them Mercedes looked impressive with Michael Schumacher setting the sixth fastest time at his last Grand Prix ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg in seventh.

Jenson Button couldn’t match the pace of teammate Hamilton and only managed to set the eighth fastest time ahead of Romain Grosjean in the Lotus.

Paul di Resta beat teammate Nico Hulkenberg to tenth position whilst Kimi Raikkonen set the 12th fastest time of the second session. Bruno Senna was 13th ahead of the Sauber’s of Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi.

Daniel Ricciardo set the 16th fastest time ahead of Pastor Maldonado in the second Williams and teammate Jean-Eric Vergne. Behind them the two Caterhams, Pedro de la Rosa, the two Marussias and Narain Karthikeyan.

The battle between Hamilton and Vettel that began in Austin looks set to continue this weekend. Unless Alonso produces something spectacular then the title looks like it belongs to Vettel.


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