Vettel seals pole position for US GP

Sebastian Vettel emerged the winner of a private battle for pole position with team-mate Mark Webber, as the Red Bull pair out-qualified their rivals by a considerable margin at the Circuit of the Americas. Romain Grosjean took third place for Lotus, seven tenths of a second behind Webber.

Red Bulls maintain control in Austin

Red Bull Racing maintained its grip on the timesheets at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, with Sebastian Vettel quickest in final practice ahead of team-mate Mark Webber.

The Red Bull pairing were the only drivers to dip below the 1m37s mark as the field conducted performance runs on the medium tyre at the end of the session. Vettel’s 1:36.733 was good enough for P1, with Webber finishing two tenths of second further back. Lewis Hamilton took P3 for Mercedes, just over three tenths adrift of champion elect Vettel.

Vettel leads the way at COTA

After being an uncharacteristic 18th fastest in FP1, Sebastian Vettel stamped his authority on proceedings during afternoon practice at the Circuit of the Americas. He was quickest in the opening exchanges on the hard tyre and then again when the field switched to the medium compound.

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Alonso quickest at COTA in stop-start FP1

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso showed no signs of his much-discussed back problem in FP1, ending the session fastest, with a narrow gap to McLaren’s Jenson Button. Valtteri Bottas was third-quickest for Williams, ahead of Sauber’s Esteban Gutiérrez. Fifth and sixth were Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, while Felipe Massa was seventh in the second Ferrari and Mark Webber eighth for Red Bull. Sauber’s Nico Hülkenberg was ninth-fastest and Pastor Maldonado rounded out the top ten in the second Williams.

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