2013 KOREAN GP: LEWIS HAMILTON FASTEST ON FRIDAY PRACTICES

Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of the Korean Grand Prix weekend so far during the Friday free practice sessions.

Hamilton completed a clean sweep of both sessions at the Yeongam circuit, going fastest in the morning as well as he worked towards a race set-up. But it was his time in the afternoon, 1:38.673, using supersoft tyre, which proved to be quicker than anybody else could manage all day. Hamilton set his fastest time halfway through the afternoon session, with Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel going second-quickest, also on the supersoft compound. Both sessions were held in warm and dry weather with ambient temperatures peaking at 24 degrees centigrade. However, more mixed conditions are predicted for the rest of the weekend, which could lead to a wet race on Sunday.
FIRST FREE PRACTICE
 P.    Driver               Team           Time       Gap   Laps
 1. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes AMG    1:39.630           20
 2. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bul         1:39.667  + 0.037  20
 3. Mark Webber           Red Bull        1:39.816  + 0.186  19
 4. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG    1:40.117  + 0.487  20
 5. Jenson Button         McLaren         1:40.215  + 0.585  22
 6. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari         1:40.374  + 0.744  18
 7. Romain Grosjean       Lotus           1:40.396  + 0.766  19
 8. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus           1:40.677  + 1.047  15
 9. Sergio Perez          McLaren         1:40.860  + 1.230  20
10. Felipe Massa          Ferrari         1:40.880  + 1.250  13
11. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber          1:40.899  + 1.269  20
12. Adrian Sutil          Force India     1:41.432  + 1.802  18
13. Pastor Maldonado      Williams        1:41.482  + 1.852  22
14. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber          1:41.626  + 1.996  21
15. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso      1:41.924  + 2.294  19
16. Valtteri Bottas       Williams        1:42.002  + 2.372  20
17. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso      1:42.043  + 2.413  18
18. James Calado          Force India     1:43.008  + 3.378  21
19. Charles Pic           Caterham        1:43.660  + 4.030  20
20. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham        1:43.883  + 4.253  19
21. Max Chilton           Marussia        1:44.100  + 4.470  14
22. Rodolfo Gonzalez      Marussia        1:46.810  + 7.180  10
SECOND FREE PRACTICE
 P.     Driver             Team            Time       Gap   Laps
 1. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes AMG    1:38.673           31
 2. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull        1:38.781  + 0.108  30
 3. Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG    1:38.797  + 0.124  32
 4. Mark Webber           Red Bull        1:38.844  + 0.171  35
 5. Felipe Massa          Ferrari         1:39.114  + 0.441  30
 6. Romain Grosjean       Lotus           1:39.226  + 0.553  34
 7. Fernando Alonso       Ferrari         1:39.444  + 0.771  31
 8. Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus           1:39.757  + 1.084  33
 9. Jenson Button         McLaren         1:39.774  + 1.101  29
10. Adrian Sutil          Force India     1:40.006  + 1.333  34
11. Paul di Resta         Force India     1:40.007  + 1.334  34
12. Sergio Perez          McLaren         1:40.152  + 1.479  31
13. Esteban Gutierrez     Sauber          1:40.186  + 1.513  33
14. Nico Hulkenberg       Sauber          1:40.210  + 1.537  34
15. Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso      1:40.446  + 1.773  30
16. Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso      1:40.552  + 1.879  26
17. Pastor Maldonado      Williams        1:41.117  + 2.444  35
18. Valtteri Bottas       Williams        1:41.289  + 2.616  34
19. Giedo van der Garde   Caterham        1:42.461  + 3.788  36
20. Charles Pic           Caterham        1:42.798  + 4.125  35
21. Jules Bianchi         Marussia        1:43.108  + 4.435  31
22. Max Chilton           Marussia        1:43.441  + 4.768  29