Date: 21st May 2011 at 12:07pm
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Mark Webber had claimed the fastest laps in both Practice One and Two on Friday and looked to do the same on Saturday morning, before Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel completed just one flying lap as the chequered flag fell to snatch the top spot by 0.084seconds.

Vettel’s time of 1minute and 21.707seconds was set on his only timed lap after the defending World champion was forced to sit out the majority of the session in the garage with a problem.

That problem was nothing compared to Nick Heidfeld, who had to leap from his car after just six laps with flames leaping from the Renault’s sidepods and exhaust.

Michael Schumacher looked strong for Mercedes with the former seven-time World champion setting the third fastest time of the session, but that was still over a second slower than Red Bull.

McLaren duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button completed the top five.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was 2.563seconds behind Vettel and suffered a gearbox problem towards the end of the session.

 

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