2012 JEREZ TEST SESSION, DAY 3, WILLIAMS SET FASTEST TIME OF DAY !!!

Maldonado tops Thurday times at Barcelona, using super-soft Pirelli tyres !!!
Pastor Maldonado put Williams at the top of the testing timesheets on Thursday morning after clocking a lap 0.217s faster than Nico Hulkenberg's best effort on Wednesday. Maldonado used supersoft tyres just before the lunch break to set the fastest time yet at this week's Barcelona test with a 1:22.391. Although the teams are secretive about their programmes at tests, Maldonado appeared to be on a qualifying simulation run with a short run on soft tyres followed by a five lap run on the supersofts with two hot laps and a slower one in between.

Long runs were once again the order of the day in the afternoon, with Michael Schumacher delivering the most extensive - a 59-lap stint on only the third public day of testing for Mercedes's W03.
Pos      Driver             Team            Time      Gap    Laps
 1.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams        1:22.391           106
 2.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes        1:23.384  +0.993   127
 3.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber          1:23.582  +1.191    99
 4.  Jenson Button         McLaren         1:23.918  +1.527   114
 5.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso      1:24.433  +2.042    78
 6.  Mark Webber           Red Bull        1:24.771  +2.380    97
 7.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari         1:24.771  +2.380    84
 8.  Paul Di Resta         Force India     1:25.646  +3.255    83
 9.  Timo Glock            Marussia        1:26.173  +3.782   108
10.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham        1:26.448  +4.057    70