Sebastian Vettel

Defending champion Sebastian Vettel was impressive during Friday's practice sessions of the 2013 Indian Grand Prix as the Red Bull driver takes the lead for Saturday's qualifying at the Buddh International Circuit.

Where to Watch Live

The third free practice begins at 6:15am BST, while the qualifying session starts at 8:30am. Sky Sports F1 will provide live coverage of both events in the UK. Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.


Vettel was the fastest during both practice sessions on Friday as he clocked 1:26.683 in the first practice before improving during the second session, clocking 1:25.722. The German, along with his teammate Mark Webber, gave Red Bull a one-two lead for the qualifying.

Webber was 0.289s behind the reigning champion. Vettel has been in brilliant run in recent times, having won the last five races. The Red Bull driver needs 10 points from the India Grand Prix to clinch his fourth title in a row.

Mark Webber

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean will start the Saturday's qualifying from third place while Britain's Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fourth after he clocked a time of 1:26.399 in the second practice session.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was fifth while his teammate Felipe Massa was the seventh fastest on Friday. Lotus' Kimi Raikkonen was eight with McLaren drivers managed to finish in top 10 as Sergio Perez and Jenson Button will start the qualifying from ninth and 10th places respectively.

Top 10 Results of Second Practice Session from Buddh International Circuit:

1. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:25.722s

2. Mark Webber Red Bull 1:26.011

3. Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:26.220

4. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.399

5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:26.430

6. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.582

7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:26.601

8. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1:26.632

9. Sergio Perez McLaren 1:26.857

10. Jenson Button McLaren 1:26.972