Ferrari were fastest for the second time in testing this year as Felipe Massa went quickest in Jerez.
Sergio Perez brought out the red flags early in the session. But he was quickly able to rejoin the session after it restarted and ended up second fastest.
Under bright skies the track quickly warmed up to over 30C.
Felipe Massa positioned himself at the top of the times sheet in the Ferrari early on and stayed there for most of the day.
Toro Rosso reserve driver Danial Ricciardo only drove in the morning before handing over to Jaime Alguersuari.
Pastor Maldonado did very little running due to a rear wing problem on his Williams.
Three drivers were at the wheel of new cars: Lewis Hamilton, Timo Glock and Adrian Sutil. Hamilton ended up fifth in the new McLaren.
The session was stopped two further times in the afternoon.
Nico Rosberg brought the red flags out again with just over an hour and a half to go. His Mercedes slowed significantly after a long run and he was unable to get the car back to the pits.
Then Vitaly Petrov spun into the gravel at the first corner, causing a further delay.
Pirelli brought all four of its 2011 dry-weather compounds to the test. The company described the difference between them as follows:
“The super-soft compound slick tyre offers optimum performance but over a limited period of time. The soft version provides similar performance but is slighter longer lasting.
“The medium compound provides a balance between endurance and performance, while the hard version is for longer distance running.”
|1||Felipe Massa||Ferrari F150th Italia||1’20.709||101|
|2||Sergio Perez||Sauber-Ferrari C30||1’21.483||94||0.774|
|3||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault RB7||1’21.522||94||0.813|
|4||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6||1’21.755||31||1.046|
|5||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26||1’21.914||58||1.205|
|6||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6||1’22.689||42||1.980|
|7||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes VJM04||1’23.472||28||2.763|
|8||Vitaly Petrov||Renault R31||1’23.504||57||2.795|
|9||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes W02||1’23.963||67||3.254|
|10||Jarno Trulli||Lotus-Renault T128||1’24.458||54||3.749|
|11||Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02||1’25.086||42||4.377|
|12||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth FW33||1’34.968||14||14.259|
2011 F1 testing
- Young Drivers Test Day 3 in pictures
- Vergne completes third day on top in Abu Dhabi
- Young Drivers Test Day 2 in pictures
- Vergne stays quickest on second day of test
- Italian F3 pair complete Ferrari test
- Jean-Eric Vergne leads first day of young drivers test
- McLaren cover least test distance with new car
- Rosberg: Mercedes are “on the up”
- Second Barcelona test day 5 in pictures
- Hamilton: reliability and pace concerns for McLaren