2013 GERMAN GP: SEBASTIAN VETTEL DOMINANT ON FP3

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time of final practice for the German Grand Prix as Red Bull showed impressive qualifying pace, overshadowing countryman Nico Rosberg.

Mark Webber was close behind Rosberg in third place having completed his qualifying simulation earlier than his team-mate, with the Ferrari pair of Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa fourth and fifth but over a second off the pace set by Vettel.

Lewis Hamilton struggled with the handling of his Mercedes, complaining of oversteer throughout the early stages of the session and on returning to the garage told the team: "I can't drive the car now, the car is just so unstable at the rear."
 P.     Driver             Team          Time       Gap   Laps
 1. Sebastian Vettel     Red Bull       1:29.517           19
 2. Nico Rosberg         Mercedes AMG   1:30.193  + 0.676  19
 3. Mark Webber          Red Bull       1:30.211  + 0.694  18
 4. Fernando Alonso      Ferrari        1:30.621  + 1.104  16
 5. Felipe Massa         Ferrari        1:30.639  + 1.122  17
 6. Kimi Raikkonen       Lotus          1:30.671  + 1.154  19
 7. Lewis Hamilton       Mercedes AMG   1:30.744  + 1.227  20
 8. Romain Grosjean      Lotus          1:30.781  + 1.264  18
 9. Nico Hulkenberg      Sauber         1:30.966  + 1.449  20
10. Adrian Sutil         Force India    1:31.009  + 1.492  18
11. Jenson Button        McLaren        1:31.326  + 1.809  22
12. Esteban Gutierrez    Sauber         1:31.405  + 1.888  20
13. Paul di Resta        Force India    1:31.733  + 2.216  21
14. Jean-Eric Vergne     Toro Rosso     1:31.855  + 2.338  18
15. Sergio Perez         McLaren        1:31.855  + 2.338  23
16. Daniel Ricciardo     Toro Rosso     1:31.898  + 2.381  19
17. Pastor Maldonado     Williams       1:31.969  + 2.452  20
18. Valtteri Bottas      Williams       1:32.036  + 2.519  23
19. Charles Pic          Caterham       1:33.230  + 3.713  19
20. Jules Bianchi        Marussia       1:33.470  + 3.953  22
21. Giedo van der Garde  Caterham       1:33.964  + 4.447  21
22. Max Chilton          Marussia       1:34.683  + 5.166  20