Mercedes AMG fast car on cooler tracksWith 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