Jerez Test – Day 3 Results



Track: Jerez Circuit – 4.428 km
Driver: Kimi Raikkonen
Car: Ferrari SF15-T – Chassis 309
Weather: Air temperature 12/14 °C, track temperature 11/15. Overcast, with a damp track in the morning.
Laps/Km completed: 92/407
Fastest time: 1’21”750 (Pirelli Medium tyres)
Tyres: Intermediate, Medium Hard
Programme: Aero test and set-up work.

Kimi Raikkonen: “It’s too early to talk about results, but we are going in the right direction. There is still a great deal to do, however this has been a positive start, very different to a year ago. A good job has been done on the car with a lot of improvements. Even though these are only early days for testing, we have done plenty of laps, after Sebastian got through two good days of work.”

James Allison: “We had a better day in terms of reliability and with Kimi we managed a good number of tests. It was interesting to get his feedback on the handling characteristics of the SF15-T, when compared to last year’s car.”

End of day times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m21.545s 109
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m21.750s 0.205s 94
3 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m21.982s 0.437s 151
4 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m22.276s 0.731s 71
5 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m22.713s 1.168s 96
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m23.187s 1.642s 137
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m23.901s 2.356s 49
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m35.553s 14.008s 32

Scuderia Ferrari’s third day of testing featured a changing of the guard on the driver front, as Kimi Raikkonen got behind the wheel. Today, the team’s attention has been focused on set-up work on the SF15-T: during the morning, the Finn completed 44 laps, setting the fastest time in 1.24.074. The track was damp in the early morning, which naturally affected the programmes of the various teams running today, but it looks like being a more straightforward afternoon. (

Morning times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m 24.357s 39
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m 24.770s 0.413s 93
3 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso/Renault 1m 25.352s 0.995s 56
4 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m 26.824s 2.467s 18
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m 34.776s 10.419s 5
6 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m 35.127s 10.770s 30
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m 35.553s 11.196s 32
8 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m 45.928s 21.571s 15


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