Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Raikkonen fastest in the morning of day 3 in Jerez

(Scuderia Ferrari SpA via Twitter)

Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time of the morning as day three of the opening winter test of the season got underway in Jerez.

The Finn set the fastest time of 1m 24.357s on his first morning driving the SF15-T. This morning session was cut short after Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Nico Rosberg as the German’s W06 came to a halt a T10.

Up until the stoppage, Rosberg was doing extremely well pounding in the laps and is currently in second place 0.413s behind Kimi Raikkonen.

Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jnr ended this morning’s session in third place just 0.995s behind Raikkonen’s time. The Spaniard has completed over 31 laps so far today in the STR10 and is just ahead of the Lotus F1 Team’s Pastor Maldonado who was left on the side lines early on as the team worked to sort out a telemetry issue.

The Venezuelan’s current fastest time is a 1m 26.824s. Daniel Ricciardo was fifth fastest for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team as the outfit got the car back on track after flying out a new front wing overnight following Daniil Kyvat’s brush with the wall yesterday restricted their running.

Felipe Nasr was sixth fastest for Sauber but has now moved up to P3 in the Sauber C34. The Brazilian is currently 1.217s behind Raikkonen.

Felipe Massa has now displaced Pastor Maldonado and Daniel Ricciardo and is currently in P5 for the Williams Martini Racing Team. Fernando Alonso rounds out the time sheets racking up the mileage in the new MP4-30.

© Ben Johnston 2015

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