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Lewis Hamilton returned Mercedes to the top of the times while Red Bull’s struggles continued during the final pre-season Formula 1 test of 2014 in Bahrain.
Fernando Alonso was at the wheel of the F14 T for the final day of winter testing for Scuderia Ferrari and the other ten Formula 1 teams.
In the morning, the team worked with Fernando on fine tuning some electronic configurations linked to optimising the use of energy in the new power unit. Before the lunch break, work was halted by the need to change the gearbox on the car.
In the afternoon, the technical programme moved on to a series of short and long runs to check the management of systems on the F14 T.
Over the past four days in Sakhir, the F14 T has completed a total of 337 laps, equivalent to 1.823 kilometres.
Kimi will have a few days rest before resuming season preparations in Maranello with further simulator work.
The next time the cars will be on track will be on Friday 14 March in Melbourne’s Albert Park, when the curtain goes up on the first free practice session for the Australian Grand Prix.
TEST IN NUMBERS
Top times from complete Bahrain tests
1. Felipe Massa, Williams, 1m 33.258s, 202 laps
2. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, 1m 33.278s, 159 laps
3. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1m 33.484s, 192 laps
4. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1m 33.987s, 236 laps
5. Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, 1m 34.280s, 196 laps
6. Sergio Perez, Force India, 1m 35.290s, 213 laps
7. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, 1m 35.426s, 141 laps
8. Nico Hulkenberg, Force India, 1m 35.577s, 189 laps
9. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1m 35.701s, 135 laps
10. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1m 35.743s, 105 laps
11. Kevin Magnussen, McLaren, 1m 35.894s, 197 laps
12. Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1m 36.113s, 137 laps
13. Adrian Sutil, Sauber, 1m 36.467s, 181 laps
14. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1m 36.835s, 105 laps
15. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1m 36.901s, 74 laps
16. Jules Bianchi, Marussia, 1m 37.087s, 153 laps
17. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1m 37.303s, 192 laps
18. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1m 37.468s, 77 laps
19. Marcus Ericsson, Caterham, 1m 38.083s, 172 laps
20. Kamui Kobayashi, Caterham, 1m 38.391s, 125 laps
21. Romain Grosjean, Lotus, 1m 39.302s, 65 laps
22. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus, 1m 40.599s, 62 laps
Total laps in second Bahrain test - by team (power unit, where different):
1. Williams (Mercedes), 438
2. Force India (Mercedes), 402
3. Sauber (Ferrari), 373
4. Mercedes, 351
5. Ferrari, 337
6. Caterham (Renault), 297
7. Toro Rosso (Renault), 272
8. McLaren (Mercedes), 271
9. Marussia (Ferrari), 258
10. Red Bull (Renault), 182
11. Lotus (Renault), 127
Ferrari: Mercedes, Williams look good
Domenicali: “At the end of this session we have done around 4000km, Mercedes close to 5000, Williams more or less close to that number, that mans at the end of the day they prepare better for the start of the season,” he said.
“It’s a fact, so we have to start from this consideration, knowing that there is a huge amount of work to be done.
“Williams and Mercedes seem to be in very good shape, but that’s what we have seen so far. I think we have a good base and we need to develop it.
“There is a lot of potential that needs to be discovered, that is the objective our engineers have to fix as soon as possible because the points we will score at the beginning of the season will be very heavy.”
Pirelli announce 2014 tyres for opening four Grands Prix
Australia: Medium & Soft
Malaysia: Hard & Medium
Bahrain: medium & Soft
China: Medium & Soft