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Alonso fastest in final practice at Silverstone

AP, SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, right, and Felipe Massa race in the second practice session at Silverstone on Friday, ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix.

Photo: AFP

Championship leader Fernando Alonso was fastest in the final practice session yesterday ahead of qualifying for Formula One’s British Grand Prix.

The Ferrari driver clocked 1 minute, 32.167 seconds at Silverstone.

McLaren driver Jenson Button posted the second-fastest time, 0.153 seconds adrift of Alonso, who is chasing a second successive victory in Britain.

Button’s teammate Lewis Hamilton topped Friday’s timesheets, but was sixth fastest in yesterday’s third session.

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