Felipe Massa set the fastest time of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain so far on Saturday, as Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap for Red Bull.
Williams focused on performance work for Massa’s final day in the car before the Australian Grand Prix weekend, and late in the afternoon the Brazilian, on supersoft tyres, set the quickest time over the two tests at Sakhir this pre-season.
Nico Rosberg – who completed 103 laps despite losing most of the morning due to an engine change – also went out on supersofts and briefly stole top spot from Massa with around 15 minutes to go, but the Williams went back out and beat his time by 0.2 seconds.
|01.||Felipe Massa||Williams F1 Team||1m33.258s||99|
|02.||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes AMG Petronas||1m33.484s||103|
|03.||Kimi Raikkonen||Scuderia Ferrari||1m35.426s||87|
|04.||Kevin Magnussen||McLaren Mercedes||1m35.894s||88|
|05.||Daniil Kvyat||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m36.113s||81|
|06.||Nico Hulkenberg||Sahara Force India||1m36.205s||115|
|07.||Jules Bianchi||Marussia F1 Team||1m37.087s||78|
|08.||Marcus Ericsson||Caterham F1 Team||1m38.083s||117|
|09.||Romain Grosjean||Lotus F1 Team||1m42.166s||33|
|10.||Adrian Sutil||Sauber F1 Team||No time||1|
|11.||Sebastian Vettel||Infiniti Red Bull Racing||No time||0|