Fernando Alonso concluded his three days of running at the Circuit de Catalunya by putting Ferrari on top of the times.
With wet weather expected tomorrow, several teams took the opportunity to conduct long runs in the afternoon session. Romain Grosjean completed a race distance in the Lotus, covering more laps in one day than Kimi Raikkonen managed in the previous two. He also set the third-fastest time behind Nico Hulkenberg.
Nico Rosberg was fourth-fastest for Mercedes ahead of the two Williams drivers, who shared the running in the FW35 today. Pastor Maldonado was 0.151s faster than team mate Valtteri Bottas.
Force India ran their fourth different driver in seven days as Adrian Sutil returned to the cockpit. He ended up eighth, almost exactly a second slower than Alonso in a closely-matched field.
The final moments of the session were disrupted by the only red flag of the day when Giedo van der Garde’s Caterham came to a stop on the run to turn three, just after setting his best time of the session.
Marussia kept Max Chilton in the car for the third day in a row and he ended the test tenth-fastest.
|1||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari F138||1’21.875||97||Soft|
|2||Nico Hulkenberg||Sauber-Ferrari C32||1’22.160||91||0.285||Soft|
|3||Romain Grosjean||Lotus-Renault E21||1’22.188||119||0.313||Soft|
|4||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes W04||1’22.611||108||0.736||Medium|
|5||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Renault FW35||1’22.675||79||0.800||Soft|
|6||Valtteri Bottas||Williams-Renault FW35||1’22.826||68||0.951||Soft|
|7||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28||1’22.840||71||0.965||Hard|
|8||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes VJM06||1’22.877||78||1.002||Soft|
|9||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault RB9||1’23.024||108||1.149||Medium|
|10||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8||1’23.366||106||1.491||Soft|
|11||Max Chilton||Marussia-Cosworth MR02||1’25.690||58||3.815||Soft|
|12||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham-Renault CT03||1’26.177||93||4.302||Soft|
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