Sebastian Vettel seems to be quite happy with the improvements on his RB8 at Mugello, having clocked the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the weekend at Barcelona.
While Vettel was quick enough in the first two sectors with 23.0s and 31.3s; Hamilton was faster with 22.9s and 31.3s, but Hamilton encountered Kimi Raikkonen’s Lotus and Narain Karthikeyan’s HRT going slowly in the final chicane and had to contend with 16th with a time of 1m 24.778s.
Pastor Maldonado clocked the second fastest time pushing Kamui Kobayashi to fourth. Mark Webber who seems to have found the balance in his car, was fourth and spoiled Sauber F1 Team’s party pushing Sergio Perez to fifth.
Alonso, who was fastest in FP 1 finished sixth just ahead of Jean-Eric Vergne, STR-Ferrari, who was followed by Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Rosberg.