Vettel fastest in Korean Grand Prix final practice
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (R) drives his car ahead of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain (L) during a practice session of the Formula One Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam on October 5, 2013
The runaway leader in the drivers' championship pipped estranged team-mate Mark Webber to the quickest time by 0.137sec with his 1min 37.881sec lap at a sunny Yeongam.
The Red Bull pair were followed by Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, who dominated the two practice sessions on Friday.
There was a hairy moment for Vettel, who is 60 points clear in the title race, in the final quarter of the session when he ran wide at turn 13 and picked up dust as he pushed too hard.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, Vettel's nearest challenger in the title race, was fifth-fastest, followed by Romain Grosjean for Lotus and Alonso's team-mate Felipe Massa.
Grosjean's team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, Nico Hulkenberg of Sauber and McLaren's Jenson Button rounded out the top 10.
Qualifying takes place later Saturday.
MORE REGIONAL NEWS
Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn
The death of Nelson Mandela triggers an unprecedented chorus of awed respect in South Africa and around the world.
Date 2 hrs ago, Duration 2:17, Views 36