A slightly more complicated morning than the previous two for the Ferrari F14 T, at the third day of testing for the Scuderia and ten other Formula 1 teams at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain.
On his first day, Kimi Raikkonen got off to a good start, carrying out aerodynamic tests, as well as working on set-up and doing some practice starts.
Then progress slowed as the team had to sort out a telemetry connection problem, which although trivial took up a lot of time. It is to be expected as Formula 1 embarks on an era with more emphasis on technology than ever before.
With no pressing need to chase performance, the team decided to have an in-depth look at the problem, so as to get the most out of the new systems, once the telemetry glitch had been sorted.
On the weather front, it’s another beautiful sunny day here and the wind has dropped to a gentle breeze since yesterday.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m34.263s 67 2. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m34.976s +0.713s 103 3. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m37.066s +2.803s 60 4. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m37.180s +2.917s 96 5. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m37.367s +3.104s 57 6. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m37.476s +3.213s 44 7. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m38.974s +4.711s 57 8. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1m39.642s +5.379s 26 9. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m40.781s +6.518s 28 10. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m42.130s +7.867s 98 11. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m46.672s +12.409s 4 12. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes no time 55