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Japan 2012 - Free Practice 3 results // Red Bull take charge with 1-2 Saturday morning lockout

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The Red Bull versus McLaren battle continued on to Saturday, with Sebastian Vettel taking top honours for his team in final practice. The pair were over half a second clear of their next place competitor Felipe Massa, with the McLaren duo concentrating on setup rather than speed. Nico Hülkenberg crashed into the barriers about halfway through the session, giving Force India some extra work to do.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:32.13617
2Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:32.37120
3Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:32.82413
4Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:32.91823
5Sergio PérezSauber F1 Team1:32.92019
6Kamui KobayashiSauber F1 Team1:32.92415
7Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:33.00821
8Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:33.02516
9Paul di RestaSahara Force India F1 Team1:33.09417
10Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team1:33.16016
11Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:33.18414
12Kimi RäikkönenLotus F1 Team1:33.22415
13Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:33.56914
14Jean-Éric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:33.72218
15Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:33.89923
16Bruno SennaWilliams F1 Team1:33.98419
17Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:34.02319
18Nico HülkenbergSahara Force India F1 Team1:34.36911
19Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:35.56819
20Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:36.35518
21Timo GlockMarussia F1 Team1:36.38911
22Charles PicMarussia F1 Team1:36.51718
23Narain KarthikeyanHRT Formula 1 Team1:36.64912
24Pedro de la RosaHRT Formula 1 Team1:36.87516

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