Fernando Alonso was the only driver to set a lap time as the third day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya was shortened by more bad weather.
With snow falling at the track in the morning the start of the session was delayed by three hours. Once the green light finally shone at midday another hour passed before anyone ventured out on track.
Alonso was the first driver to explore the cold and very wet circuit following the overnight repairs to the McLaren MCL33 after Stoffel Vandoorne’s exhaust problem yesterday. Shortly before the chequered flag fell he completed the day’s only timed laps, almost a minute off the dry-weather pace.
He covered a total of eight laps during the session, the most of the five drivers who ventured out of the pits during the session. Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley did a pair of installation laps while Marcus Ericsson and Robert Kubica ventured out once each.
The disruption means Sergio Perez is yet to turn his first laps in the new Force India VJM11. The team confirmed he will drive tomorrow, a day which was originally scheduled for test driver Nicholas Latifi, who is absent from the test due to an infection.
Ferrari, Haas, Renault and Mercedes also opted not to send their cars out in the poor conditions.
|Pos.||Car number||Driver||Team||Model||Best time||Gap||Laps||Tyres|
|2||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||RB14||2|
|3||28||Brendon Hartley||Toro Rosso||STR13||2|
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