Sebastian Vettel tops all practices in United States Grand Prix in Texas

With this sort of dominance, Sebastian Vettel is almost surely in ascendancy as far as the championship goes. Will Fernando Alonso fightback?

updated: November 17, 2012 23:10 IST
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Austin, Texas: Sebastian Vettel maintained his total domination of practice at the United States Grand Prix on Saturday morning when he topped the times for Red Bull for a third successive session ahead of Sunday's showdown, his 100th race in Formula One.

The 25-year-old German, who needs to outscore nearest rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari by 15 points to become the youngest triple champion in F1 history, clocked a fastest lap in one minute and 36.490 seconds to emerge fastest.

That was enough to leave him nearly three-tenths of a second clear of nearest challenger Lewis Hamilton who, in his penultimate race weekend with McLaren before joining Mercedes next year, recorded a best time of 1:36.748.

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