Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel lapped fastest in the opening practice session of Indian Grand Prix.
McLaren's Jenson Button was second fastest, and Alonso was third. The top three finishers in the first practice session were in the same order as last year's podium finishers.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton was fourth on the timesheets and he would like to improve his performance after a poor show in Korea.
The drivers had complained of dust and dirt during the inaugural edition last year, and the little-used track looked a bit dusty during the first practice session.
Mark Webber of Australia with the race marshalls during previews for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit.
Fernando Alonso of Spain prepares to drive during second practice session of the Indian Grand Prix, he is now second in the championship table after Vettel won the Korean GP.
Narain Karthikeyan of India and Hispania Racing Team drives during practice session, Karthikeyan had earlier ruled down the possibilities of joining Force India.
Sauber F1 Chief Executive Monisha Kaltenborn is seen during practice session; Sauber is facing stiff competition from Force India for the sixth place.
Nico Hulkenberg drives during practice session, his performance is crucial if Force India want to improve their constructor's standing.