Jerez F1 test: Massa puts Williams on top on final day

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

Jerez F1 test: Massa puts Williams on top on final day

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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