Red Bull Racing re-established its dominance in Hungary, as Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel topped Saturday’s final practice session.
Both drivers traded fastest laps throughout the session, but it was Webber who came out on top – with a time of 1:19.954s, around half a second ahead of his team-mate
Although Fernando Alonso had been able to split the duo in Friday’s afternoon session, he was unable to get anywhere near the lead RB6, which ended the hour more than a second ahead of the Ferrari driver.
However, the second Ferrari of Felipe Massa faired even worse, with the Brazilian’s car having to undergo changes to its rear suspension as well a change in rear wing. Despite this, the 29-year-old still managed to get into the top-ten with a late lap, pipping Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren for fifth.
Robert Kubica continued to build on Renault’s promising start to the weekend in fourth, while team-mate Vitaly Petrov underlined the performance of the Enstone-based team in seventh – despite twice adventuring off the road.
Jenson Button proved worse of all the title rivals in ninth, as the reigning world champion’s best time was nearly 1.9 seconds off the pace.
Although the session passed without any real incident, with Bruno Senna’s off at turn 14 providing the only real on-track drama, there was even more problems for Force India as Tonio Liuzzi missed the second half of the session with a driveshaft problem.
Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps 1. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:19.574s 17 2. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:20.058s + 0.484s 15 3. Alonso Ferrari 1:20.724s + 1.150s 19 4. Kubica Renault 1:21.066s + 1.492s 19 5. Massa Ferrari 1:21.264s + 1.690s 16 6. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.376s + 1.802s 17 7. Petrov Renault 1:21.399s + 1.825s 15 8. Rosberg Mercedes 1:21.422s + 1.848s 18 9. Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.473s + 1.899s 18 10. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:21.513s + 1.939s 18 11. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:21.705s + 2.131s 19 12. Schumacher Mercedes 1:21.939s + 2.365s 15 13. de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.151s + 2.577s 21 14. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.337s + 2.763s 20 15. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:22.427s + 2.853s 19 16. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:22.508s + 2.934s 22 17. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:22.918s + 3.344s 14 18. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:23.708s + 4.134s 8 19. di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:24.547s + 4.973s 19 20. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:24.576s + 5.002s 22 21. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:24.623s + 5.049s 22 22. Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:24.805s + 5.231s 17 23. Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:26.479s + 6.905s 21 24. Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1:27.176s + 7.602s 21