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Motor racing: Vettel leads wet Silverstone practice

Published on Jul 5, 2014 7:02 PM
 
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany sits in his car during final practice ahead of the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Race Circuit, central England, on July 5, 2014. Vettel topped the time sheets in a wet final practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, as neither of the Mercedes drivers bothered to set a timed lap. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel topped the time sheets in a wet final practice for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, as neither of the Mercedes drivers bothered to set a timed lap.

The Red Bull driver, who has not won a race since last season when he wrapped up his fourth successive title, lapped the Silverstone circuit in a comparatively slow time of 1min 52.522sec.

Australian team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, who has out-qualified Vettel in six of eight races so far, was second fastest.

Mercedes team-mates and title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg did a few exploratory laps to test the slippery conditions while Ferrari's Fernando Alonso also spent most of his time watching.

 
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