Vettel fastest in practice

German ace fastest in practice
German ace fastest in practice

Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel was quickest in both practice sessions of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday.The three-time defending F1 champion finished comfortably ahead of teammate Mark Webber both times as Red Bull recorded an impressive 1-2.

Vettel left it quite late before doing a timed lap in the morning but was quickly into his stride to set a time of 1 minute, 22.723, and in searing afternoon temperatures he was comfortably faster than that, clocking 1:21.264.

Lotus will also be confident for Saturday’s qualifying.

Kimi Raikkonen was third best in the morning and Frenchman Romain Grosjean matched him in the afternoon.

Vettel has never won in Hungary. He is looking to extend his overall lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, who was fourth in both sessions.