Form guide: Mercedes and Lotus join Red Bull's party

Form guide: Mercedes and Lotus join Red Bull's party

While Red Bull remains favourite for Korea, things have changed significantly since Singapore, with Mercedes and Lotus looking like a threat to the team's dominance, as MARK HUGHES explains

Yeongam has taken us away from the relentless slow-speed, long-duration corners of Singapore and into a more conventionally configured circuit - and suddenly the Red Bull's advantage does not look as outrageous.

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest headline/low-fuel time, a tenth of a second quicker than Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull, with Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) and Mark Webber (Red Bull) closely matched just behind. On one-lap pace there is then a significant gap back to Ferrari and Lotus.

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