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Today's final times: Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m17.879s 85 2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m18.766s +0.887 148 3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m19.052s +1.173 102 4. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1m19.200s +1.321 40 5. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1m19.247s +1.368 85 6. James Rossiter Force India 1m19.303s +1.424 42 7. Jenson Button McLaren 1m19.603s +1.724 83 8. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1m19.934s +2.055 110 9. Max Chilton Marussia 1m21.269s +3.390 78 10. Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m21.575s +3.696 86 11. Charles Pic Caterham 1m22.352s +4.473 57 12. Paul di Resta Force India 1m23.729s +5.850 7 Morning times: Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m17.879s 49 2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m19.004s +1.125 69 3. James Rossiter Force India 1m19.303s +1.424 32 4. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1m19.539s +1.660 23 5. Jenson Button McLaren 1m19.603s +1.724 28 6. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m19.676s +1.797 46 7. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1m19.707s +1.828 46 8. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber 1m19.995s +2.116 61 9. Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m21.578s +3.699 58 10. Max Chilton Marussia 1m23.938s +6.059 27 11. Charles Pic Caterham 1m25.365s +7.486 28
- Lotus on Twitter: “As everyone keeps asking for him, we’ve interrupted our tea and banter to send Kimi Raikkonen out again.”
- Gary Anderson in Jerez: “Felipe Massa’s Ferrari made its first appearance at the top of the timesheets earlier this morning after two days of data-gathering. The car has actually been setting decent times all through the test but it doesn’t look as consistent as the Lotus. At the moment, the Ferrari has the same problem as the Red Bull – once the front washes away, the driver can’t get it back. Whereas the Lotus is much more pliable. However, it’s clear from the times he was setting and the pattern of his runs that for a lot of his laps on Wednesday, Lotus’s Romain Grosjean did not have a lot of fuel on board, and the fuel load has a dramatic effect on car behaviour.”
- 12:00 Kimi Raikkonen is the latest driver to improve just before lunch, as he moves into fourth with a 1m19.539s.
- 11:06 Word from Lotus is that there’s nothing to be alarmed about by Raikkonen’s lack of action – the team is just making small tweaks to get the Finn settled in the E21.
3 thoughts on “Jerez Testing: Day 3 with Kimi”
I hate how misleading these times can be. I wish he was closer to the best time.
This is only a test btw, it doesn’t reflect anything really……..
He’s sexy and he knows it !!!!!