Sebastian Vettel topped final practice ahead of qualifying in Germany, as the session once again opened to rain showers.
The Red Bull driver left it late in front of his home fans, with Fernando Alonso in second and team-mate Mark Webber in third.
As had been the case on Friday, variable weather would once again play havoc with the team’s preparations.
Although conditions would improve throughout the hour, drivers were confined to using intermediate and full wet tyres until the final third.
With the majority of drivers waiting for the track to improve, it was the Ferrari of Felipe Massa who led the way.
The First driver to set a competitive time on slick tyres was Sebastien Buemi in the Toro Rosso, who recorded a lap in 1:21.369.
Consequently, this time would soon be bettered with Mark Webber dropping into the mid-one minute eighteen seconds, as the rest of the field ventured to record some dry running.
But the Australian’s time was soon bettered by Felipe Massa, who lowered the benchmark to 1:17.171.
The times would continue to tumble during the final ten minutes of the session, with Sebastian Vettel and then Fernando Alonso the first drivers to break into the one minute sixteen seconds bracket.
However, once running the super soft rubber it was the former who would eventually come out on top setting a time of 1:15.103, over two tenths ahead of Alonso’s Ferrari.
Red Bull team-mate Webber would finish the session six tenths off the top time, with the second Ferrari a further tenth of a second behind.
Lewis Hamilton continued to make up for the time he lost on Friday morning completeing thirteen laps on his way to the sixth fastest time.
Meanwhile McLaren team-mate Jenson Button once again struggled and found himself languishing down the order in thirteenth position.
Nico Rosberg once again demonstrated Mercedes’ speed in fifth, with Michael Schumacher seventh.
Given the damp conditions which greeted the start of the session, it was unsurprising to see a number of drivers running wide. However, in reality, the hour passed without too much drama -although Adrian Sutil was forced to crawl back to the pits with a driveshaft failure and only completed 2 laps.
Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:15.103 18 2. Alonso Ferrari 1:15.387 + 0.284 21 3. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:15.708 + 0.605 16 4. Massa Ferrari 1:15.854 + 0.751 20 5. Rosberg Mercedes 1:16.046 + 0.943 20 6. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.207 + 1.104 13 7. Schumacher Mercedes 1:16.473 + 1.370 16 8. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:16.481 + 1.378 23 9. Kubica Renault 1:16.646 + 1.543 20 10. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:16.743 + 1.640 17 11. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.882 + 1.779 19 12. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:16.990 + 1.887 21 13. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.037 + 1.934 15 14. Petrov Renault 1:17.148 + 2.045 20 15. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:17.220 + 2.117 19 16. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:17.341 + 2.238 21 17. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:17.538 + 2.435 22 18. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:19.193 + 4.090 11 19. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:19.607 + 4.504 10 20. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:20.533 + 5.430 9 21. Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1:21.538 + 6.435 14 22. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:23.444 + 8.341 10 23. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:23.873 + 8.770 7 24. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 2