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Post by Ed » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:36 am

For reference, Massa is currently on the track and his last laptime was a 1:47.388

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Post by Ed » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:38 am

Perez' fastest lap time today will remain the fastest (1:22.094).

Only Massa on the track with just over 20 minutes remaining in the session

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Post by Ed » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:44 am

Massa lapping in the mid 1:46's, over 24 seconds slower than the best time today on dry tyres

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Post by Ed » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:04 am

Final times from day 3 in Barcelona:

Rank Driver Team Best Time Laps
1 Perez Sauber 1:22.094 114
2 Button McLaren 1:22.103 44
3 Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:22.155 131
4 Massa Ferrari 1:22.413 122
5 di Resta Force India 1:22.446 108
6 Senna Williams 1:22.480 111
7 Kovalainen Caterham 1:22.630 64
8 Webber Red Bull 1:22.662 70
9 Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.932 129
10 Raikkonen Lotus 1:25.379 43

The session was rain affected from around 3:45 pm local time

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Post by Ed » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:09 pm

Apologies for the technical problem we had earlier today. We are now back up and running

The final day of pre-season testing is underway. 2 hours into the session and the order is:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time - Laps
Alonso - Ferrari - 1:22.250 - 30
Senna - Williams - 1:23.296 - 31
Hulkenberg - Force India - 1:22.649 - 27
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:22.723 - 25
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:23.218 - 34
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:23.310 - 24
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:23.624 - 27
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:24.549 - 31
Petrov - Caterham - 1:24.966 - 22
Vettel - Red Bull - No time - 6
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Post by Ed » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:08 pm

Best times at midday on the final day:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time - Laps
Alonso - Ferrari - 1:22.250 - 45
Senna - Williams - 1:23.296 - 49
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:22.301 - 38
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:22.430 - 49
Hulkenberg - Force India - 1:22.649 - 35
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:23.310 - 37
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:23.393 - 39
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:23.608 - 13
Petrov - Caterham - 1:24.093 - 33
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:24.549 - 31

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Post by Ed » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:17 pm

Best times at lunch on the final day:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time - Laps
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:22.030 - 41
Alonso - Ferrari - 1:22.250 - 63
Senna - Williams - 1:23.296 - 53
Hulkenberg - Force India - 1:22.312 - 45
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:22.386 - 57
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:22.430 - 60
Petrov - Caterham - 1:22.795 - 43
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:22.939 - 57
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:23.393 - 53
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:23.608 - 15

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:06 am

Best times at 3 pm on the final day:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time - Laps
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:22.030 - 73
Alonso - Ferrari - 1:22.250 - 77
Senna - Williams - 1:23.296 - 53
Hulkenberg - Force India - 1:22.312 - 84
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:22.386 - 63
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:22.430 - 85
Petrov - Caterham - 1:22.795 - 62
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:22.939 - 66
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:23.393 - 65
Maldonado - Williams - 1:23.430 - 15
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:23.608 - 15

* Maldonado takes over from Senna after lunch

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:33 am

With just an hour and a half remaining, Vettel has only completed 15 laps. Not a good end to the tests for Red Bull

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:07 am

Final hour is underway, the best times so far are:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time - Laps
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:22.030 - 106
Alonso - Ferrari - 1:22.250 - 100
Senna - Williams - 1:23.296 - 53
Hulkenberg - Force India - 1:22.312 - 86
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:22.386 - 72
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:22.430 - 113
Petrov - Caterham - 1:22.795 - 83
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:22.939 - 81
Maldonado - Williams - 1:23.347 - 32
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:23.393 - 82
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:23.608 - 15

* Maldonado takes over from Senna after lunch

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:57 am

Vettel makes it back onto the track with less than 10 minutes remaining!

He has completed just 18 laps today!

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:04 am

The final day of the final pre-season test session has come to an end

The best times for today:

Driver - Team - Best Lap time - Laps
Raikkonen - Lotus - 1:22.030 - 121
Alonso - Ferrari - 1:22.250 - 114
Senna - Williams - 1:23.296 - 53
Hulkenberg - Force India - 1:22.312 - 101
Kobayashi - Sauber - 1:22.386 - 72
Hamilton - McLaren - 1:22.430 - 115
Petrov - Caterham - 1:22.795 - 101
Schumacher - Mercedes - 1:22.939 - 100
Maldonado - Williams - 1:23.347 - 48
Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1:23.393 - 100
Vettel - Red Bull - 1:23.608 - 23

* Maldonado takes over from Senna after lunch

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Post by Ed » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:07 am

With testing now over, you can tell us who you think will win the Drivers' Championship this year (vote here) and the Constructors' Championship (vote here)

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