Formula One: Hamilton fastest in F1 Korean GP practice; Raikkonen crashes late on
YEONGAM, SOUTH KOREA (AP) - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton got the better of runaway Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel by setting the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Korean Grand Prix.
Saturday's qualifying shapes again as being a shootout between Mercedes and Red Bull, with Hamilton's team-mate Nico Rosberg and the Red Bulls of Vettel and Mark Webber all within two-tenths of a second of the leading time.
Red Bull and Mercedes have between them taken every front-row grid spot for the past 10 races.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who is in second place in the drivers' standings - a fading 60 points behind Vettel - was seventh fastest, seven-tenths of a second off Hamilton's time In the morning session, several drivers ran wide off the unrubbered and dusty surface, with the major incident seeing Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen make heavy side-on impact with tire barriers just as the session ended.