Romain Grosjean topped the times in the final practice session at the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend. Fernando Alonso went second fastest while many others were denied a flying lap due to Sergio Pérez crashing off in the final minutes.
Final practice kicked off with the usual installation laps. Fastest man of Friday, Sebastian Vettel was the last one to do so, and by that time, both Caterham cars found themselves on top of the timesheet, knowing that nobody else set a time this early in the session.
Ten minutes later Raikkonen and Grosjean lead the times, but a bit later it was Lewis Hamilton who emerged on top, showing Mercedes have seemingly found quite a bit of time overnight. At this point in the session, everybody is running on the medium tyres, and nobody got closer than 4 tenths off of Hamilton's best.
Sebastian Vettel meanwhile didn't try to put any quick laptimes in as he focused on consistent long run pace on the medium tyres. And consistent he was, setting times that were very similar still after 15 laps of running on that set of mediums.
10 minutes from the end Alonso is the first to go out on the softer option tyres, followed by Grosjean and basically the rest of the pack within the next 3 minutes.
Alonso set a 1:20.898 on his first lap. Grosjean went one tenth faster. Perez slotted into third, ahead of Vettel and Massa.
One lap later though, McLaren driver Sergio Perez locks the rear wheels and ends up in the tyre barriers on the outside of turn 11. The event left Perez infuriated and triggered a yellow flag and prevented any further improvements on track.
|4||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:21.125||0.395||27|
|7||2||Mark Webber||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:21.254||0.524||17|
|10||15||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:21.519||0.789||20|
|13||14||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:21.963||1.233||21|
|18||21||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham-Renault||1:23.975||3.245||21|