Sebastian Vettel fastest at European GP practice
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel was the fastest through two practice
sessions Friday for Formula One’s European Grand Prix.
The two-time defending world champion, who has won here the past
two seasons starting from the pole, posted the day’s best lap in
the second session of 1 minute, 39.334 seconds on the 3.3-mile
Valencia Street Circuit.
Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg was next, followed by Kamui
Kobayashi of Sauber and Mercedes’ Michael Schumacher.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was seventh, while points leader Lewis
Hamilton was 14th.
The top 15 drivers all recorded times within a one-second
Vettel trails Hamilton by three points and Alonso by one heading
into Sunday’s race.
Qualifying is Saturday after the final practice session.