BYE, BYE BARCELONA, NEXT STOP MELBOURNE…

Mercedes AMG fast car on cooler tracks
With just two weeks to go before the 2013 Formula One season gets underway in Melbourne, the final four-day test took place in Barcelona, with two days of wet weather followed by two days of dry running. This enabled the teams to sample the entire range of 2013 Pirelli tyres, including the Cinturato Green Intermediate and Cinturato Blue full wet. With Barcelona being an extremely familiar venue, particularly off the back of last week’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya, the teams were able to carry out some useful comparison work between all the compounds and assess the final upgrades to their new cars.
 Testing Times:                                  
Day 1
1. Mark Webber        1:22.693    Soft New
2. Lewis Hamilton     1:24.348    Medium New
3. Jean-Eric Vergne   1:25.017    Medium New
Day 2
1. Romain Grosjean    1:22.716    Soft New
2. Jenson Button      1:23.181    Medium New
3. Pastor Maldonado   1:23.628    Soft New
Day 3
1. Lewis Hamilton     1:20.558    Soft New
2. Felipe Massa       1:21.266    Supersoft New
3. Adrian Sutil       1:21.627    Soft New
Day 4
1. Nico Rosberg       1:20.130    Soft New
2. Fernando Alonso    1:20.494    Soft New
3. Jensonn Button     1:21.444    Soft New