YEONGAM, Korea — Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber pushed Red Bull to the top of the time sheets in the second free practice session for the Korean Grand Prix Friday at Yeongam.
Just 0.032 second separated the battling teammates after Vettel had improved Webber’s best time of one minute and 38.864 seconds to one minute and 38.832 seconds as they dominated proceedings.
“All in all we can be quite happy, but I think it looks extremely tight,” said Vettel. “I’m not happy with every run we had today, but I think the track was changing quite a lot this morning, it was better than we expected. This afternoon it was quite slippery to start with, but then I think it got a little bit better so, all in all the car felt alright and now we see what we can do for tomorrow. I think we have to improve ourselves to match the others.”
Championship leader Fernando Alonso was left a further three-tenths behind after lapping his Ferrari in one minute and 39.160 seconds to supplant Jenson Button’s McLaren.
It was another curious session, where the track seemed to get slower as it progressed. Michael Schumacher gave Mercedes a boost with the fifth-fastest time of to beat Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, who had been fastest initially.