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Free Practice 3

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We'll be back with qualifying in a couple of hours - join us again then.

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Hamilton can't respond and the final practice session ends with Button on top, followed by McLaren team-mate Button, Webber, Alonso and Massa.

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There's the flag but Button continues to depose Hamilton at the top of the timesheets with a new best of 1m36.910s.

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With all cars on the track now it doesn't look like there'll be any improvements to times at the top.

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Vettel gets stuck in traffic again - and again it's Alguersuari in the way, just like the last lap.

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It's between Hamilton and Button at the moment as the Red Bull of Vettel gets stuck in traffic and is forced to abandon his flying lap.

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Massa, on supersofts, goes fifth with an effort of 1m38.434s.

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Hamilton improves firther with a lap of 1m37.199s lap.

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Button goes close to Hamilton's benchmark with a 1m37.696s.

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Button, Vettel, Webber and Alonso are back out on the softs. Hamilton too.

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So, with 10 minutes left, we're braced for a late session blitz on soft tyres...

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Vettel's absence from the top of the timesheets might be explained by a vibration he was feeling in his Red Bull. Apparently, that was due to the German flat-spotting his front right tyre, but with those tyres now finished, we can expect the world champion to set some quicker times.

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Just the unfortunate Ricciardo still to set a time during this session.

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Hamilton responds to his team-mate with a 1m37.595s on his soft compound tyres. And the Briton is back in the lead.

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Button now edges past Hamilton at the top of the timesheets with a 1m38.005s - that's now the time to beat with just over 20 minutes remaining.

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Button jumps back ahead of the two Ferraris before Hamilton improves his benchmark time to 1m38.020s.

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Alonso into third with a 1m39.317s... Red Bull's Vettel and Webber have slipped to eighth and 13th respectively.

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Senna and Rosberg have a near miss as the latter exits the pit lane...

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Ricciardo's problem was to do with leaking radiator fluid.

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Hamilton tells McLaren: "The track feels like it is being quite kind on the tyres."

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After a rather hectic opening 20 minutes, the track has quietened down a little now as teams peruse the data collected.

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So, Hamilton leads, and the Briton looks comfortable out there.

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Massa breaks up that McLaren one-two with a time of 1m39.293s, the Ferrari man going into second place.

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Ricciardo's got a problem here as he pulls up short of the HRT garage. Mechanics are forced to push him home.

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Button makes it a McLaren one-two with a time of 1m39.507s.

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Hamilton now puts in the fastest time of the day with a lap of 1m38.210s - that's some distance better than the rest.

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It's getting grey again as clouds sweep over the track.

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Senna spins in his Renault but he's soon back under way.

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Hamilton goes third fastest with a lap of 1m39.830s.

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Webber and Vettel are both now back in the Red Bull garage as Button prepares to set a time for the first time today.

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So, as things stand it's Vettel leading Webber, Schumacher and Rosberg. Hamilton yet to post a time.

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Webber soon blazes over the line quickest before Vettel trumps his team-mate with a time of 1m39.799s after 10 minutes of the session.

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Schumacher, who was quickest in yesterday's first practice session in the wet, is next to take over at the top with a time of 1m40.471s.

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Rosberg briefly deposes Webber as frontrunner but the Aussie is soon back at the top after clocking a lap of 1m40.754s.

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Webber responds to his Red Bull team-mates's effort with a 1m41.919s to go top of the timesheets.

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Vettel is the first to clock a time today - a 1m43.575s to set the early benchmark.

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Most cars are going with soft tyres for their opening laps. Vettel, Webber, Button and Alonso are among those out there.

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Pleny of early action out there today as a host of cars get out onto the track. Nearly half of the field are out on their installation laps.

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Here we go then! The final practice session is under way in Korea!

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That said, the entrance to the pit lane is still a touch wet... watch out for that.

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Just to confirm those improved weather conditions, here's Team Lotus on Twitter: "Saturday weather update - no rain until 1300, then less than 20% chance until 1700. Air temp up to 22, track temp up to 31 and light winds."

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So today should give the teams a chance to see how their cars fare in the dry on soft and super-soft tyres.

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Yesterday's first two practice sessions were blighted by the rain, but today's affair should be altogether different with the sun out this morning.

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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the third and final free practice session ahead of Sunday's Korean GP at Yeongam.