Motor racing: Vettel leads wet Silverstone practice
Published on Jul 5, 2014 7:02 PM
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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