Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time on the final day of the test in Barcelona, although it was a very cool day with intermittent rain and no fewer than seven red flag incidents as drivers either had problems or went off the road. Hamilton’s best was a 1m23.282s after a total of just 52 laps. This time was considerably slower than the best lap time of the week, a 1m21.848s set by Sergio Perez on Wednesday.
Jenson Button was second fastest in the McLaren with a lap of 1m23.633s after completing a total of 70 laps, while Jean-Eric Vergne was third quickest in his Toro Rosso with a lap of 1m24.071s after 80 laps of running.
Jules Bianchi’s 1m25.732s in the Force India after 61 laps was the next best offering of the day, ahead of Esteban Gutierrez’s 1m26.239s lap, although the Mexican did a total of 96 laps. Giedo Van der Garde’s Caterham was next, recording a best of 1m27.429s after 50 laps, ahead of Felipe Massa’s Ferrari, which did 80 laps but went no faster than 1m27.563s.
Mark Webber was eighth overall in the Red Bull, with a best of 1m27.616s after 64 laps while Max Chilton was next with a 1m29.902s after 51 laps. Romain Grosjean recorded a meaningless 1m34.800s after 41 laps, while Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado both ran for Williams, although neither set a single lap time.