Michael Schumacher was fastest in the revised Mercedes in the fourth day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
With rain threatening to hit tomorrow’s test the team sent Nico Rosberg out in the afternoon and he went third fastest, half a second slower than Schumacher.
Williams and Force India also split the day’s running between their two race drivers.
Fernando Alonso was second fastest for Ferrari. He completed over two race distances’ worth of running during the course of the day, logging 141 laps.
Heikki Kovalainen did the same despite Lotus’s previous reliability problems.
However Jenson Button spent much of the day in the pits as McLaren changed an engine in his car.
There were few interruptions during the day’s running, although Kamui Kobayashi caused one stoppage in the afternoon when his Sauber came to a halt at turn three.
Sebastian Vettel brought the red flags out a few minutes before the session was due to end when his Red Bull stopped at the end of the pit lane.
Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes and HRT will remain at the circuit for one further day of testing before the first race of the season.
|1||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes W02||1’21.268||67|
|2||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari 150?é?? Italia||1’21.614||141||0.346|
|3||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes W02||1’21.788||22||0.520|
|4||Nick Heidfeld||Renault R31||1’22.073||67||0.805|
|5||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth FW33||1’22.233||89||0.965|
|6||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber-Ferrari C30||1’22.315||98||1.047|
|7||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6||1’22.675||72||1.407|
|8||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault RB7||1’22.933||64||1.665|
|9||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus-Renault T128||1’23.437||138||2.169|
|10||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM04||1’23.653||42||2.385|
|11||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes VJM04||1’23.921||26||2.653|
|12||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth FW33||1’24.108||11||2.840|
|13||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26||1’25.837||57||4.569|
|14||Jerome d’Ambrosio||Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02||1’27.3752||46||6.107|
2011 F1 testing
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- Vergne completes third day on top in Abu Dhabi
- Young Drivers Test Day 2 in pictures
- Vergne stays quickest on second day of test
- Italian F3 pair complete Ferrari test
- Jean-Eric Vergne leads first day of young drivers test
- McLaren cover least test distance with new car
- Rosberg: Mercedes are “on the up”
- Second Barcelona test day 5 in pictures
- Hamilton: reliability and pace concerns for McLaren
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