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Vettel leads Red Bull one-two in practice

Published on Oct 12, 2012 4:19 PM
Red Bull-Renault driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany looks on as he sits in his car prior to the start of the second practice session of the Formula One Korean Grand Prix at the Korean Circuit in Yeongam on October 12, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

YEONGAM (REUTERS) - Sebastian Vettel led a Red Bull one-two on Friday in free practice for a South Korean Grand Prix that could send the Formula One world champion back into the overall lead for the first time since the fifth round.

The 25-year-old German, four points behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso with five races remaining, set the fastest lap of a clear and sunny day in the afternoon session with a best time of one minute 38.832 seconds.

Australian team mate Mark Webber, who lined up with Vettel on the front row of the grid in Japan last Sunday in a race that the German won from pole, was a mere 0.032 slower after being third fastest in the morning.

Alonso was third quickest in the second session, 0.328 off Vettel's pace but with a more competitive looking Ferrari.

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