The German Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel makes it again, proving once again the fastest practice session in Austin. This time he followed Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado, with Fernando Alonso finishing in fourth place.
After the third and final practice session in preparation for the U.S. GP, we again find a significant activity on track, quite atmosphere in the stands (60,000 fans are expected to Mexicans who will come to witness the test, and encourage among others his driver Sergio Perez).
And about the only conclusion we draw is that virtually all teams have enormous doubts regarding the management of Pirelli. The track changes radically minutes in minutes, with each degree of temperature, at every turn of car, drawn to each area cleaner or dirtier…
And this may be one of the keys to set the pace for the race tomorrow, before the ignorance of this event, brand, strategy and tire stops, sound management (very cold in Austin and gums are very hard) can tip the scales one way or another, and clearly decide the race …. And even see if the event started.
But despite all this, the fact is that Sebastian Vettel continues its journey with an iron fist. Today again being the fastest flying when so decided, as if playing a little with his rivals, although it is true that this time Lewis Hamilton was not far from his lap, stopping the clock at just two tenths behind the German.
Bad business for Fernando Alonso to be sneaking cars between him and Red Bull (especially Vettel ), and today has seen Pastor Maldonado got his Williams in third place, half a second of Teutonic, reaching the Spanish after him, nearly seven tenths. You should try out as above if you want to multiply your options (although we have seen rehearsing the race from fifth position on the grid, leaving rubber augurase and prepare as if there).
The Mercedes of Nico Rosberg finished behind Alonso, and at the same time had the second Ferrari of Brazilian Felipe Massa in sixth losing seven tenths. He who has not rolled very thin today was the other Red Bull, in the hands of Mark Webber: the Australian left eight tenths over his teammate.
Acclaimed in Texas, Checo Perez reached nine tenths with Sauber , followed in ninth place in the Force India of Nico Hulkenberg , who lost and a second head.