Vettel leads the way in Singapore FP3

Sebastian Vettel continued Red Bull’s stranglehold of the time sheets; setting the fastest time in the final practice session before qualifying.

However it could be argued that the German was fortunate to dodge a late yellow flag which prevented a number of rivals from completing their fastest laps.

The caution was caused byHRT’s Bruno Senna who stopped at Turn 18 with just a minute remaining, meaning that Vettel’s time of 1m48.028s would remain unbeaten.

Although Senna was the only major casualty in the hour, a number of drivers would suffer nervy moments as the session opened to a damp track.

Subsequently, Fernando Alonso ended the session in second, six tenths off Vettel, with Lewis Hamilton in third.

Pos Driver       Car                   Time       Gap
1.  Vettel       Red Bull-Renault      1m48.028s
2.  Alonso       Ferrari               1m48.650s  + 0.622s
3.  Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes      1m49.000s  + 0.972s
4.  Massa        Ferrari               1m49.023s  + 0.995s
5.  Rosberg      Mercedes              1m49.056s  + 1.028s
6.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault      1m49.212s  + 1.184s
7.  Hulkenberg   Williams-Cosworth     1m49.304s  + 1.276s
8.  Kubica       Renault               1m49.520s  + 1.492s
9.  Sutil        Force India-Mercedes  1m49.916s  + 1.888s
10. Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m49.949s  + 1.921s
11. Petrov       Renault               1m50.040s  + 2.012s
12. Barrichello  Williams-Cosworth     1m50.053s  + 2.025s
13. Button       McLaren-Mercedes      1m50.060s  + 2.032s
14. Alguersuari  Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1m50.067s  + 2.039s
15. Schumacher   Mercedes              1m50.067s  + 2.039s
16. Liuzzi       Force India-Mercedes  1m50.868s  + 2.840s
17. Heidfeld     Sauber-Ferrari        1m51.016s  + 2.988s
18. Kobayashi    Sauber-Ferrari        1m51.027s  + 2.999s
19. Glock        Virgin-Cosworth       1m52.340s  + 4.312s
20. Kovalainen   Lotus-Cosworth        1m53.146s  + 5.118s
21. di Grassi    Virgin-Cosworth       1m53.297s  + 5.269s
22. Trulli       Lotus-Cosworth        1m53.681s  + 5.653s
23. Klien        Hispania-Cosworth     1m54.826s  + 6.798s
24. Senna        Hispania-Cosworth     1m55.367s  + 7.339s