Fernando Alonso made a strong impression by setting the fastest lap time with his Ferrari F138 in Barcelona. He was able to be 0,3 sec faster then surprisingly quick Nico Hulkenberg in his Sauber C32 also on soft Pirelli tyres.
4 drivers where able to drive more than 100 laps on the Spanish circuit. Romain Grojean took over the steering wheel of the Lotus E21 from Kimi Raikkonen today and drove 119 laps without trouble. Lotus was testing dry F1 tyre compounds.
Mark Webber with his Red Bull RB9 seemed to be driving a heavy fueled car today and didn’t manage to be in top of the timetable today.
Adrian Sutil got a change to test the Force India VJM06 and was able to be a full second quicker then official 2013 F1 driver Paul di Resta, who tested the car yesterday.
The fastest lap times on the 3rd day of Barcelona F1 wintertesting are:
|Pos||F1 Driver||F1 Team||Lap Time||Laps||Compound|
|1||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari||1:21.875 min||97||soft|
|2||Nico Hülkenberg||Sauber||1:22.160 min||91||soft|
|3||Romain Grosjean||Lotus||1:22.188 min||119||soft|
|4||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||1:22.627 min||108||medium|
|5||Pastor Maldonado||Williams||1:22.675 min||79||medium|
|6||Valtteri Bottas||Williams||1:22.826 min||68||soft|
|7||Jenson Button||McLaren||1:22.840 min||71||hard|
|8||Adrian Sutil||Force India||1:22.877 min||78|
|9||Mark Webber||Red Bull||1:23.024 min||108||medium|
|10||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||1:23.366 min||106||medium|
|11||Max Chilton||Marussia||1:25.690 min||58|
|12||Charles Pic||Caterham||1:26.177 min||93|
The circuit de Catalunya lap record is set on 1:21.670 min by Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari F2008 back in 2008 Spanish F1 GP.