Alonso fastest in final practice

Fernando Alonso is the fastest man in Bahrain ahead of qualifying

Fernando Alonso is the fastest man in Bahrain ahead of qualifying

A third different car headed the third practice session ahead of qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso lapped the extended Bahrain circuit in 1’54.099 to head the times by almost three-tenths of a second.

Nico Rosberg, fastest in yesterday’s session, was second for Mercedes.

Felipe Massa was fastest for much of the session but his final effort was only good enough for sixth.

World champion Jenson Button was seventh for McLaren but team mate Lewis Hamilton could only manage 12th after ending his session early to have a brake change.

At the back of the grid Karun Chandhok failed to set a time and faced being unable to start qualifying.

Another of the new teams was in trouble – Timo Glock’s Virgin shed a wheel during the session and team mate Lucas di Grassi failed to set a time.

Position Car number Driver Car Best lap Laps
1 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’54.099 14
2 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’54.368 0.269 13
3 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’54.500 0.401 15
4 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’54.533 0.434 13
5 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’54.646 0.547 16
6 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’54.739 0.64 14
7 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’55.000 0.901 14
8 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’55.331 1.232 15
9 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’55.432 1.333 11
10 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’55.461 1.362 13
11 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’55.521 1.422 13
12 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’55.860 1.761 8
13 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’56.063 1.964 14
14 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’56.259 2.160 15
15 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’56.295 2.196 17
16 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’56.504 2.405 16
17 23 Kamui Kobyashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’56.530 2.431 14
18 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’56.811 2.712 16
19 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’59.173 5.074 10
20 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’59.789 5.69 15
21 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 2’01.259 7.16 5
22 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 2’04.001 9.902 11
23 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 2
24 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth

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34 comments on Alonso fastest in final practice

  1. Alonso the fastest one, but not on the pole..

  2. marc said on 14th March 2010, 9:31

    does any one know who is on pole position today???????
    cant wait to watch it????

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