The Straits Times
Published on Oct 12, 2012

Vettel leads Red Bull one-two in practice


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.