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Jul 06, 2013 at 04:02pm IST

Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice for German Grand Prix

Nuerburgring, Germany: Three-time defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel produced a sizzling lap in his Red Bull to post the fastest time by a large margin in Saturday's final practice before qualifying for the German Grand Prix.

Vettel is the championship leader and is seeking his first win at home. He was 0.6766 seconds faster than Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg. Rosberg has won two of the past three races, including last week's British GP. Unlike that race, there were no blowouts of the new tyres supplied by Pirelli.

Mark Webber in the second Red Bull was third fastest, 0.694 off Vettel's pace.

Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice for German Grand Prix

Vettel set the quickest time, ahead of Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, second in the drivers' standings, was 0.104 seconds back in fourth.

Felipe Massa in the second Ferrari was fifth, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

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