F1: Massa fastest for Williams as Jerez test ends

    Kevin Magnussen, who topped the times on day three, ended his second day as a McLaren driver by oversteering into the barriers at Turn 10.

    Published On Feb 01, 2014 05:49:00 PM


    F1: Massa fastest for Williams as Jerez test ends

    Felipe Massa went fastest for Williams as the final day of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Jerez ended under red flags.

    Kevin Magnussen, who topped the times on day three, ended his second day as a McLaren driver by oversteering into the barriers at Turn 10.

    Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso also stopped out on track at the same corner, and at the same time, on what was the first lap he had attempted since a quick flurry in the opening minutes of the day.

    It had otherwise been a successful day for McLaren and Magnussen, who - despite a spin at the final chicane - racked up 110 laps.

    That tally was only bettered by Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who managed 115 in a trouble-free day for the F14 T.

    Mercedes' Nico Rosberg had led the way in the morning with 91 laps, but in order to balance mileage handed over to Lewis Hamilton for the afternoon. The Briton turned in 41.

    That was in stark contrast, once again, to reigning champion Red Bull, which managed just seven laps before calling an early close to a troubled four days.

    The team finished at the foot of the overall timesheets, and with the least number of laps completed.

    As it floundered, Mercedes hit the fore with the first full race simulation, conducted by Rosberg in the morning.

    Hamilton, Alonso and Massa attempted long runs of their own during the afternoon, only to be cut short by a trio of red flags which produced a stunted end to the test.

    The first was caused when Adrian Sutil lost the rear of his Sauber exiting the chicane and became beached in the gravel.

    Magnussen's spin at the same corner, and then his off at Turn 10, brought about the other two stoppages.

    The Dane still ended the final day fourth fastest, behind Massa, Alonso and the impressive Daniel Juncadella, who took over from Nico Hulkenberg at Force India.

    The Spaniard, who races in the DTM, set overall bests on a number of occasions during the afternoon, and racked up 81 laps for the team.

    Hamilton wound up fifth fastest overall, three seconds ahead of Marussia's Jules Bianchi.

    A late run lifted the Frenchman into sixth for the day, and also put Marussia ahead of Red Bull in terms of laptime and lap count for the four days.

    Sutil edged Rosberg for seventh, with Caterham's Kamui Kobayashi ninth fastest but more than 14 seconds off Massa's best.

    He did at least manage 54 laps, significantly more than Kvyat or Daniel Ricciardo, who propped up the timesheets.

    Pos Driver              Team                  Time       Gap     Laps
     1. Felipe Massa        Williams-Mercedes     1m28.229s           86
     2. Fernando Alonso     Ferrari               1m29.145s  +0.916s  115
     3. Daniel Juncadella   Force India-Mercedes  1m29.457s  +1.228s  81
     4. Kevin Magnussen     McLaren-Mercedes      1m30.806s  +2.577s  110
     5. Lewis Hamilton      Mercedes              1m30.822s  +2.593s  41
     6. Jules Bianchi       Marussia-Ferrari      1m32.222s  +3.993s  25
     7. Adrian Sutil        Sauber-Ferrari        1m36.571s  +8.342s  69
     8. Nico Rosberg        Mercedes              1m36.951s  +8.722s  91
     9. Kamui Kobayashi     Caterham-Renault      1m43.193s  +14.964s 54
    10. Daniil Kvyat        Toro Rosso-Renault    1m44.016s  +15.787s  9
    11. Daniel Ricciardo    Red Bull-Renault      1m45.374s  +17.145s  7
    Jerez test mileage
    Driver               Laps     Km
    Nico Rosberg         188      832
    Fernando Alonso      173      766
    Kevin Magnussen      162      717
    Felipe Massa         133      588
    Lewis Hamilton       121      535
    Adrian Sutil         103      456
    Jenson Button        83       367
    Daniel Juncadella    81       358
    Kimi Raikkonen       78       345
    Esteban Gutierrez    60       265
    Kamui Kobayashi      54       239
    Sergio Perez         48       212
    Jean-Eric Vergne     45       199
    Valtteri Bottas      42       185
    Jules Bianchi        25       110
    Nico Hulkenberg      17       75
    Marcus Ericsson      12       53
    Sebastian Vettel     11       48
    Robin Frijns         10       44
    Daniel Ricciardo     10       44
    Daniil Kvyat         9        39
    Max Chilton          5        22
    Team                 Laps     Km                    
    Mercedes             309      1368
    Ferrari              251      1111
    McLaren              245      1084
    Williams             175      774
    Sauber               163      721
    Force India          146      646
    Caterham             76       336
    Toro Rosso           54       239
    Marussia             30       132
    Red Bull             21       92
    Engine               Laps     Km 
    Mercedes             875      3874
    Ferrari              444      1966
    Renault              151      668

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