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Kimi Raikkonen fastest as testing concludes

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Monday 5th March, 2012 - 8:57am

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Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has finished Formula One’s final pre-season test of 2012 with the fastest time.

The Lotus team had earlier topped the first and second days of the four-day Barcelona running with Romain Grosjean at the wheel.

Raikkonen set a morning benchmark of 1:22.03s, which would not be eclipsed once all teams began focussing on race runs in the afternoon.

Fernando Alonso was second fastest in the Ferrari, ahead of Bruno Senna, who handed the Williams over to team-mate Pastor Maldonado in the afternoon.

Sebastian Vettel ended the day at the foot of the time sheets, having completed just 23 laps in the updated Red Bull RB8 amid gearbox problems.

pos driver car time gap
 1 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus 1m22.030s
 2 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m22.250s +0.220
 3 Bruno Senna Williams 1m22.296s +0.266
 4 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1m22.312s +0.282
 5 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 1m22.386s +0.356
 6 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1m22.430s +0.400
 7 Vitaly Petrov Caterham 1m22.795s +0.765
 8 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m22.939s +0.909
 9 Pastor Maldonado Williams 1m23.347s +1.317
10 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1m23.393s +1.363
11 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1m23.608s +1.578

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