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14:55
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Chequered flag: Hamilton ends the final day on top and pre-season testing comes to an end
14:50
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That lap from Chilton means Vettel is bottom of the timing screens...
14:48
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Chilton goes seventh quickest with a 1:36.835
14:44
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Green flag with ten minutes remaining
14:42
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Less than 15 minutes to run today, and the clock is ticking down under this red flag
14:37
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Red flag: Gutierrez has stopped at Turn 8
14:30
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Lotus testing a back-up to the Renault power unit by using three mechanics to push the car. OK it's pit-stop practice
14:21
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McLaren confirms to Crash it also had "a high-mileage ICE failure". Not ideal after just 21 laps though, compared to 108 for Williams
14:19
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The engine (the V6 part) went bang, basically.
14:15
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Hamilton's best lap was set on supersoft tyres. He just had a big lock-up at Turn 1 as well
14:10
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And he does a 1:33.278 - only 0.02s off the best we've seen here set by Massa yesterday
14:09
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Hamilton's just set the fastest first sector by 0.4s. And the fastest second sector...
14:07
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That red flag caused by Bottas is the first time the Williams has stopped on track in all three tests
14:06
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One thing we do now get is the full effect of the floodlights - it will be very dusky by 1755 local time
14:05
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Green flag again and Gutierrez and Chilton head out
14:01
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This was before Bottas caused the red flag:


13:58
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Bottas has stopped at the, err, start line...
13:57
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Red flag: Can't see who it is yet but Alonso goes quicker anyway! Second with a 1:34.280
13:53
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Bottas has improved his best time to a 1:33.987 on softs, while Hamilton is second with a 1:35.059
13:52
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It appears the extension to today's running is due to red flags during the day. Good job we haven't had added time for every session or we'd never finish!
13:50
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Had a chat at McLaren - engine problem for Button which has capped his running at 21 laps today
13:48
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The session has been extended by 25 minutes. The teams really are desperate for running...
13:25
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It was an engine issue which has ended Grosjean's running today and he admits he is very unprepared heading to Melbourne - driving is still "messy" learning new systems
13:22
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A red flag for Alonso stopping at Turn 12 but we're green again now
13:01
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13:00
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Times at 1600 local time: Bottas (1:34.797 / 90 laps), Hamilton (1:35.473 / 34), Alonso (1:35.509 / 44), Hulkenberg (1:35.577 / 73), Vergne (1:35.701 / 56), Sutil (1:36.467 / 91), Gutierrez (1:37.303 / 44), Button (1:38.111 / 21), Kobayashi (1:38.653 / 101), Grosjean (1:39.302 / 32), Vettel (1:39.708 / 64), Chilton (1:41.242 / 32)
12:58
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Red flag: Hulkenberg has stopped between turns 3 and 4
12:30
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Just two hours of testing remaining. Bottas still with the quickest time for Williams and Massa fastest across both Bahrain tests
12:26
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The test is over for Lotus, even earlier than on previous days. At least it's consistent with lap counts of 31, 31, 33 and 32
12:25
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Hamilton goes second quickest with a 1:35.473
12:16
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Vettel starts his 51st lap - he's currently lapping in the 1m44s and his best time remains five seconds off the pace
12:09
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Vettel is back on track, joining Bottas, Alonso, Hulkenberg, Hamilton, Gutierrez and Kobayashi
12:02
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Hamilton improves to a 1:36.183
12:02
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12:00
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Times at 1500 local time: Bottas (1:34.797 / 81 laps),  Alonso (1:35.509 / 36), Hulkenberg (1:35.577 / 49), Vergne (1:35.701 / 51), Sutil (1:36.467 / 91), Hamilton (1:37.270 / 15), Gutierrez (1:37.763 / 20), Button (1:38.111 / 21), Kobayashi (1:38.653 / 75), Grosjean (1:39.302 / 32), Vettel (1:39.708 / 45), Chilton (1:41.242 / 10)
11:52
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Vettel returns to the track for the first time since his spin, while Hamilton stops in the pit lane and is pushed back to the Mercedes garage
11:50
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Green again and Bottas, Vergne and Gutierrez head out
11:41
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Lotus lap totals so far this week have been 31, 31 and 33 - each time ending early. Today so far? 32...
11:40
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Red flag: Grosjean has stopped at Turn 3
11:02
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Times at 1400 local time: Bottas (1:34.797 / 60 laps),  Alonso (1:35.509 / 27), Hulkenberg (1:35.577 / 33), Vergne (1:35.701 / 43), Sutil (1:36.467 / 91), Button (1:38.111 / 21), Hamilton (1:38.650 / 10), Kobayashi (1:38.653 / 59), Grosjean (1:39.302 / 26), Vettel (1:39.708 / 44), Gutierrez (1:40.844 / 4), Chilton (1:41.242 / 10)
10:56
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Hamilton is back out and he's joined by Gutierrez who has taken over the Sauber from Sutil
10:53
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The McLaren is back in the pits and we have the green flag again. No immediate movement though
10:40
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Button has stopped at Turn 11
10:39
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It seems to be Button who as caused it as Hamilton comes through the second sector
10:39
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Red flag: Still waiting for either car to return to the pits
10:37
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Button and Hamilton the first two to get down to work this afternoon
10:30
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Green flag and we're back underway for the final afternoon of testing
10:01
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Times at 1300 local time: Bottas (1:34.797 / 60 laps),  Alonso (1:35.509 / 27), Hulkenberg (1:35.577 / 33), Vergne (1:35.701 / 43), Sutil (1:36.467 / 91), Button (1:38.111 / 20), Hamilton (1:38.650 / 5), Kobayashi (1:38.653 / 58), Grosjean (1:39.302 / 26), Vettel (1:39.708 / 44), Chilton (1:41.242 / 10)
09:55
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Another red flag and that will be lunch. Grosjean has stopped on the back straight between turns 10 and 11
09:45
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Hamilton is finally on track and sets a 1:38.650 on just his second lap
09:38
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Just over 20 minutes until the lunch break on the final day and Bottas, Sutil, Kobayashi and Grosjean are on track
09:30
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Impressive mileage from Sauber today, with Sutil having already completed 77 laps. A bit better than the solitary one he managed on Saturday
09:21
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Hulkenberg goes third quickest with a 1:35.577
09:17
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Green flag: Bottas, Vergne, Sutil and Hulkenberg out on track
09:12
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Vettel's car ended up dangerously close to the barrier but it's unclear from the security cameras if he hit it
09:07
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Times at 1200 local time: Bottas (1:34.797 / 48 laps),  Alonso (1:35.509 / 27), Vergne (1:35.701 / 29), Sutil (1:36.467 / 69), Hulkenberg (1:36.637 / 20), Button (1:38.111 / 17), Kobayashi (1:38.653 / 49), Grosjean (1:39.517 / 15), Vettel (1:39.708 / 44), Chilton (1:41.242 / 10)
09:04
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43 laps completed so far but the car is pointing the wrong way in the run-off area at Turn 1
09:03
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Red flag: We have a spinner at turn one and it's Vettel
08:43
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Vettel heads out to join Sutil on track. 32 laps for Red Bull so far today, an encouraging start...
08:36
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08:30
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Three new fastest sectors for Bottas and he sets a new best time of 1:34.797
08:26
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Vergne improves but stays third quickest on a 1:35.701
08:25
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Still no laps from Hamilton but he is in his race suit down at Mercedes. Bottas now fastest on a 1:35.153
08:01
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Times at 1100 local time:  Alonso (1:35.509 / 22 laps), Bottas (1:35.563 / 29), Vergne (1:36.320 / 17), Sutil (1:36.467 / 40), Hulkenberg (1:36.637 / 14), Button (1:38.111 / 8), Kobayashi (1:38.653 / 31), Vettel (1:39.708 / 22), Chilton (1:41.242 / 10), Grosjean (1:43.459 / 8)
07:43
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So it's gearbox issues which have kept Hamilton in the garage so far. Nobody is bulletproof...
07:38
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Bottas improves to a 1:35.563 - just 0.054 off Alonso
07:31
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Alonso sets the fastest time so far today with a 1:35.509
07:29
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Grosjean gets his first time on the board and lowers it to a 1:43.459
07:10
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The silence has been broken by Alonso, Sutil, Vettel and Kobayashi
07:07
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It's all gone quiet out there for now. No cars on track.
07:00
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Times at 1000 local time: Bottas (1:36.281 / 13 laps), Alonso (1:37.404 / 8), Button (1:38.111 / 8), Hulkenberg (1:38.560 / 7), Sutil (1:38.718 / 19), Vergne (1:39.263 / 11), Vettel (1:40.095 / 8), Kobayashi (1:41.164 / 15), Chilton (1:41.242 / 7), Grosjean (no time / 2)
06:57
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Bottas lowers his best time to a 1:36.281 while Sutil improves to a 1:38.718
06:53
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Grosjean heads out for an installation laps in the Lotus, so just Hamilton who has yet to hit the track today
06:47
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All nine cars which have been out have now set times. Bottas quickest (1:36.592) from Alonso (1:37.404)
06:37
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Yet to see Hamilton or Grosjean in the opening 35 minutes of running
06:27
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Bottas goes quickest with a 1:36.592
06:20
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Button goes a quarter of a second quicker than Hulkenberg with his first timed lap
06:17
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Hulkenberg completes the first timed lap with a 1:38.560 while Sutil then does a 1:42.055
06:12
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And Vettel makes it back to the pits at the end of his installation lap
06:10
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Vettel is on track... And he's made it to Turn 5 so an improvement on yesterday already!
06:08
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Alonso heads out to complete an installation lap, leaving Hamilton, Vettel and Grosjean yet to emerge
06:02
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The full driver line-up today: Vettel, Hamilton, Alonso, Button, Grosjean, Hulkenberg, Sutil/Gutierrez, Bottas, Vergne, Chilton and Kobayashi
06:01
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Kobayashi, Hulkenberg, Bottas and Sutil - who missed all of yesterday's running - also out
06:01
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Button and Vergne are first out on track this morning
06:00
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Good morning and welcome to the final day of pre-season testing from Bahrain. The pit lane light goes green and we are underway
14:30
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The chequered flag is out and Massa is fastest with the quickest time of testing so far. But the headline is just one lap for Vettel...
14:22
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Massa has lowered his best time to a 1:33.258 - that's the quickest we've seen here over the two tests
14:02
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Times at 1700 local time: Massa (1:34.450 / 92 laps), Rosberg (1:35.918 / 97),  Kvyat (1:36.113 / 64), Magnussen (1:36.172 / 78), Hulkenberg (1:36.205 / 107), Raikkonen (1:36.993 / 79), Ericsson (1:40.104 / 104), Bianchi (1:41.889 / 67), Grosjean (1:42.166 / 33), Sutil (no time / 1), Vettel (no time / 1)
13:46
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Marcus Ericsson (98) has done more laps so far today than Sebastian Vettel (85) has managed in total this pre-season...
13:40
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In all the Vettel excitement, Kvyat had gone quickest with a 1:36.113 but Massa has just smashed it with a 1:34.450
13:34
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So he's still at the track, but Vettel is not going anywhere soon if at all. Garage completely closed up.
13:22
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Rumours that Vettel has left the track for the day but Christian Horner just dismissed that when I quickly asked him...
13:13
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Lotus is indeed done for the day. Once again an early media session, this time with Grosjean
13:07
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...and Rosberg goes second fastest on a 1:36.293. 0.121s slower than Magnussen
13:06
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Rosberg on a quick lap. Fastest first sector, personal best second sector...
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13:04
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Times at 1600 local time: Magnussen (1:36.172 / 59), Raikkonen (1:36.993 / 48), Massa (1:37.224 / 83 laps), Kvyat (1:37.584 / 50), Hulkenberg (1:38.000 / 96), Rosberg (1:38.557 / 70), Ericsson (1:41.614 / 88), Bianchi (1:41.889 / 67), Grosjean (1:42.166 / 33), Sutil (no time / 1), Vettel (no time / 1)
13:01
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Racing pit stop at Ferrari during the race simulation - Raikkonen a bit slow getting away from the box
12:50
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Grosjean was still smiling as he walked back towards Lotus hospitality, but that could be the third time this week Lotus is forced to call it a day early
12:48
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12:33
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Track is clear and we are green again with just under two hours left to run on the penultimate day
12:30
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The recovery truck has just pulled up outside the Lotus garage so we should have the green flag again soon
12:28
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Grosjean only has 33 laps under his belt so far today but that's still two more than Maldonado was able to complete on either Thursday or Friday
12:22
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It's Grosjean who has stopped in the middle sector
12:21
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Red flag. Vettel was in the pits so this one can't be him!
12:11
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Raikkonen was set to try a race simulation but he's back in the pits after a three-lap run. He's not had the smoothest of final tests
12:01
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Times at 1500 local time: Magnussen (1:36.172 / 50), Raikkonen (1:36.993 / 28), Massa (1:37.224 / 63 laps), Hulkenberg (1:38.000 / 84), Rosberg (1:38.557 / 47), Kvyat (1:39.297 / 41), Ericsson (1:41.614 / 80), Bianchi (1:41.889 / 55), Grosjean (1:42.166 / 28), Sutil (no time / 1), Vettel (no time / 1)
11:41
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Raikkonen also under the 1m37s mark with a 1:36.993. Only Magnussen and Hulkenberg on track for now
11:40
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11:29
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While out in the paddock, Magnussen has gone fastest with a 1:36.172. The fastest time we've seen so far this week is a 1:35.290 from Perez on day one
11:15
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Adrian Newey, Christian Horner and Helmut Marko are deep in conversation over lunch at Red Bull. To be a fly on the wall...
11:00
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Times at 1400 local time: Massa (1:37.224 / 48 laps), Magnussen (1:37.668 / 31), Hulkenberg (1:38.000 / 49), Rosberg (1:38.557 / 34), Raikkonen (1:39.164 / 16), Kvyat (1:39.297 / 41), Ericsson (1:41.849 / 69), Bianchi (1:41.889 / 55), Grosjean (1:42.166 / 25), Sutil (no time / 1), Vettel (no time / 1)
10:53
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Magnussen has gone second on a 1:37.668 but pits to leave Hulkenberg alone out on track
10:33
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Green flag: immediately Rosberg, Magnussen, Raikkonen and Grosjean out on track
10:11
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Looks like a big repair job on that advertising hoarding over the lunch break as the majority of it has now worked loose. Could be a delayed start to the afternoon running at this rate...
09:59
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Times at 1300 local time: Massa (1:37.224 / 48 laps), Hulkenberg (1:38.000 / 42), Rosberg (1:38.557 / 22), Kvyat (1:39.297 / 41), Magnussen (1:40.252 / 24), Raikkonen (1:41.542 / 9), Ericsson (1:41.849 / 69), Bianchi (1:41.889 / 55), Grosjean (1:43.088 / 14), Sutil (no time / 1), Vettel (no time / 1)
09:57
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Early chequered flag, that's lunch.
09:57
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Still under red flags and the circuit has taken the opportunity to fix that loose advertising hoarding above the finish line
09:48
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Red flag: Bianchi has stopped on the inside of Turn 1. The course car was on track and had to be avoided by those just starting a lap too...
09:43
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It's windy out there today and part of the advertising over the finish line is loose and flapping in the wind - could be dangerous if it falls
09:43
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Massa, Rosberg, Kvyat, Magnussen and Ericsson all on track. Ericsson lapping in the 1m44s on a race simulation
09:33
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Rosberg improves to third quickest with a 1:38.557 on his 12th lap of the day
09:32
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Half an hour until the lunch break and the two most productive teams have been Caterham (60 laps) and Marussia (54)
09:25
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Vettel tried to return to the track but this time had to stop before reaching the end of the pit lane and helped push his car back to the garage
09:19
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A bit of a racing overtake as Rosberg dives down the inside of Bianchi in to Turn 1, with the Marussia then backing off as a result
09:10
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Grosjean emerges for a second time after his earlier installation lap
09:04
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Times at 1200 local time: Massa (1:37.224 / 31 laps), Hulkenberg (1:38.845 / 33), Kvyat (1:39.297 / 28), Rosberg (1:39.675 / 3), Magnussen (1:40.252 / 14), Raikkonen (1:41.542 / 9), Ericsson (1:41.849 / 44), Bianchi (1:42.848 / 47), Sutil (no time / 1), Vettel (no time / 1), Grosjean (no time / 1)
08:56
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Rosberg's engine change is complete and he's already fourth fastest with just his second lap of the day - a 1:39.675
08:50
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Kvyat improves to a 1:39.297 in the Toro Rosso - 26 laps completed
08:44
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We are green again as the RB10 returns to the garage. It's spent a lot of time there so far this pre-season but looks quick when it runs
08:30
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Vettel has a very long look at the rear of the car as he waits for the team to arrive to cover it up
08:28
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Red flag: Vettel has stopped on track on his first lap of the day. Oh dear...
08:23
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McLaren has "an issue" which it is trying to fix and hopes to be out in the next hour. Just seven laps for Magnussen, who only has some of the planned new parts on the car today
08:10
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Grosjean is relaxing outside the Lotus hospitality unit so doesn't look like going out on track any time soon
08:09
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Massa remains fastest with a 1:37.224, but still no sign of the Red Bull or Lotus...
07:16
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Kvyat gets his first time on the board with a 1:41.767
07:13
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Bianchi is not hanging around today - he's got 21 laps under his belt already. Hulkenberg (20) is the only other driver to reach double figures so far
07:13
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07:01
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Times at 1000 local time: Massa (1:38.603 / 6 laps), Hulkenberg (1:38.845 / 13), Magnussen (1:40.252 / 7), Ericsson (1:41.849 / 9), Bianchi (1:43.181 / 18), Raikkonen (no time / 3), Sutil (no time / 1), Kvyat (no time / 1)
06:54
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06:42
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Massa has gone second on the timing screens with his first timed lap: a 1:39.494
06:38
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Ericsson leaves the pits for the first time today in the Caterham. His day ended with a quick escape from a smoking car on Friday
06:32
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Or if you look at it another way, Kvyat's installation lap is the only one completed by a Renault power unit so far in the opening 30 minutes
06:31
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Massa and Kvyat have completed installation laps, so with Mercedes changing its engine we're also yet to see Vettel, Grosjean and Ericsson so far this morning
06:22
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Early times on the board from Hulkenberg (1:38.845) and Magnussen (1:40.486)
06:14
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The Sauber's on the move down the pit lane and Hulkenberg heads back out in the Force India
06:11
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Sauber mechanics run up to the pit lane to fetch the car, which is out of the way so no red flag at the moment
06:10
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And Sutil has stopped at the pit lane entry with a smoking Sauber. A bit of fire extinguisher on it and he's quickly out of the car
06:09
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Sutil and Raikkonen venture out for the first time today
06:03
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Hulkenberg and Bianchi also with early installation laps
06:00
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06:00
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Green flag: First out on track this morning is Magnussen
06:00
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So no Nico Rosberg early today as Mercedes carries out a "precautionary engine change"
05:58
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Today's driver line-up: Vettel, Rosberg, Raikkonen, Magnussen, Grosjean, Hulkenberg, Sutil, Massa, Kvyat, Ericsson and Bianchi
05:46
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Good morning and welcome to live coverage of the penultimate day of testing from Bahrain
14:31
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Chequered flag: Perez is fastest once again, this time from Alonso and Ricciardo. Some encouragement for Red Bull as McLaren and Mercedes hit issues.
14:26
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The lights are taking effect here with the floodlights on in the final half hour, although not quite on for the whole track...
14:25
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Maldonado says it was another engine issue from Renault's side which again stopped Lotus running
13:55
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Button and Gutierrez quickly back out on track
13:53
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After a quick covering of concrete dust where the Caterham stopped we should be ready to go again soon... There's the green flag
13:48
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The Caterham is now on the back of the recovery truck. Like the Lotus earlier, it may be a bit char-grilled now...
13:41
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Ericsson has stopped at Turn 4. He ran quite a long way away from the car!
13:40
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Red flag: The Caterham has gone up in flames...
13:30
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Hamilton's running is done for the day due to a gearbox problem
13:26
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Button returns to the track for the first time this afternoon after causing a red flag this morning
13:20
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Ricciardo with another improvement, he's now down to a 1:35.743 - 0.173 off the quickest time and comfortably better than anything Red Bull has managed before
13:00
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Times at 1600 local time: Perez (1:35.570 / 77 laps), Alonso (1:35.634 / 98), Ricciardo (1:36.340 / 37), Button (1:36.901 / 20), Bianchi (1:38.198 / 61), Hamilton (1:39.041 / 89), Massa (1:39.323 / 87), Vergne (1:39.756 / 52), Gutierrez (1:39.976 / 63), Maldonado (1:41.613 / 31), Ericsson (1:42.516 / 38)
12:56
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Ericsson has stopped at the start of the pit lane. Caterham mechanics running to meet him
12:47
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Ricciardo upping the pace for Red Bull as he does a 1:36.340, quick enough for third fastest and just 0.770s off the quickest time today
12:31
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Maldonado's stoppage earlier on was enough to be day-ending, as Lotus confirms he won't be back on track again today
12:29
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Progress for Red Bull as Daniel Ricciardo moves himself up into the top four, little over two seconds off the pace being set by Perez
12:09
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Race simulation work is the order of the day for Williams this afternoon, with Felipe Massa working on longer runs on track
12:00
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Times at 1500 local time: Perez (1:35.570 / 41 laps), Alonso (1:35.634 / 63), Button (1:36.901 / 20), Bianchi (1:38.198 / 50), Hamilton (1:39.041 / 72), Ricciardo (1:39.155 / 27), Massa (1:39.323 / 60), Vergne (1:39.756 / 34), Gutierrez (1:39.976 / 47), Maldonado (1:41.613 / 31), Ericsson (1:42.516 / 35)
11:49
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Still no sign of Button since he stopped on track earlier in the day. Just 20 laps for McLaren means even Red Bull (22) has now completed more
11:35
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Ricciardo has improved to a 1:39.155 while Gutierrez also drops in to the 1m39s for the first time today
11:28
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Green again after a 15-minute delay, with Ricciardo first out on track
11:13
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Red flag: It's Maldonado who has stopped at Turn 7
11:09
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Alonso and Bianchi join the two Renault-powered cars out on track
11:02
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We have action as Maldonado and Ericsson head out
10:50
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Number of cars on track: Zero.
10:33
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Green flag: the afternoon session is underway
10:03
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Times at 1300 local time: Perez (1:35.570 / 33 laps), Alonso (1:35.634 / 45), Button (1:36.901 / 20), Bianchi (1:38.198 / 33), Hamilton (1:39.041 / 61), Massa (1:39.323 / 43), Vergne (1:39.756 / 30), Gutierrez (1:40.428 / 41), Ricciardo (1:40.867 / 15), Maldonado (1:41.762 / 24), Ericsson (1:42.516 / 22)
10:00
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Chequered flag is out, time for a 30-minute break for lunch
09:54
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And Bianchi puts the Marussia fourth in the standings with a time 2.6s away from Perez's best
09:52
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Bianchi, Gutierrez and Maldonado on track as we approach the lunch break. Lowest total so far is Red Bull with just 13 laps
09:42
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09:41
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The current spread of times is just under seven seconds between Perez and Ericsson, with the bottom three positions filled by Renault-powered cars
09:19
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Ricciardo sets his first time on his sixth lap of the day with a 1:40.867
09:17
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Alonso goes second quickest with a 1:36.634, just 0.064s shy of Perez
09:10
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Perez improves his fastest time to a 1:35.570 and is now 1.3s clear of Button
09:06
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Maldonado improves his best time to a 1:41.772 as Red Bull remains the only team yet to complete a timed lap
09:01
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Times at 1200 local time: Perez (1:36.440 / 27 laps), Button (1:36.901 / 20), Alonso (1:36.992 / 34), Bianchi (1:39.488 / 21), Massa (1:39.630 / 22), Vergne (1:39.756 / 17), Hamilton (1:40.019 / 42), Ericsson (1:42.516 / 15), Gutierrez (1:42.530 / 28), Maldonado (1:43.652 / 5), Ricciardo (No time / 4)
08:47
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Green flag. Track is clear with an hour and 15 minutes until the lunch break
08:44
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The McLaren is on its way back and we should be able to get going again pretty soon
08:36
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Button is on the back straight out of Turn 10, the car is just being covered up before being put on the recovery truck
08:33
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The McLaren was on an out lap. The team says it is working on reliability today before upgrades arrive for tomorrow
08:32
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Red flag: Button has stopped on track in the middle sector
08:28
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Maldonado heads back out for just his third lap of the day
08:28
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Gutierrez now has a time on the board but it's a 1:42.824. Hamilton also yet to get out of the 1m40s
08:08
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Alonso enjoying the most productive morning so far with 30 laps, helping to make up for lost time after Raikkonen hit issues yesterday
08:01
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Times at 1100 local time: Perez (1:36.440 / 17 laps), Button (1:36.901 / 15), Alonso (1:36.992 / 26), Bianchi (1:39.488 / 12), Massa (1:39.814 / 11), Vergne (1:40.309 / 13), Hamilton (1:40.503 / 19), Ericsson (1:42.516 / 4), Gutierrez (No time / 13), Ricciardo (No time / 4), Maldonado (No time / 2)
07:54
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Two more laps to Ricciardo's total takes him past Maldonado's running so far. Hamilton also back on track after his earlier off
07:37
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Ricciardo with an installation lap and he's back in the pits
07:30
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Perez still top on a 1:36.440 and Button now second with a 1:36.901, less than a tenth clear of Alonso
07:18
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It doesn't look like Hamilton actually hit the barrier, but a strange place to go off. We are green again
07:09
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Hard to tell from the security cameras if he stopped before the barrier or has hit it but he's been through the gravel
07:08
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Red flag: Hamilton's gone off on the outside of Turn 3
06:52
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Alonso goes quickest with a 1:37.274
06:45
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Only Alonso on track at present. Quite a slow start so far this morning
06:40
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I spoke too soon... Ericsson appears. So just the Red Bull that has yet to take to the track in the first 40 minutes today
06:39
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Vergne completes an installation lap for Toro Rosso. Still just two times on the board and no sign of Ricciardo or Ericsson
06:31
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After the warm start, it's clouded over here (ridiculous, I know) and both air and track temperature have dropped
06:28
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Hamilton gets a time on the board with a 1:40.659
06:23
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And Perez - who was fastest yesterday - quickly lowers that time to a 1:38.014
06:21
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Maldonado has now completed two installation laps while Perez sets the first time of the day: a 1:46.166
06:06
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Bianchi, Button and Hamilton also complete laps, leaving Ricciardo, Maldonado, Vergne and Ericsson still to emerge
06:01
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Alonso, Perez and Gutierrez out for early installation laps, soon followed by Massa
06:00
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Green flag: Track is open
05:55
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Today's driver line-up: Ricciardo, Hamilton, Alonso, Button, Maldonado, Perez, Gutierrez, Vergne, Massa, Bianchi and Ericsson
05:46
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The track will be open in 15 minutes and it's set to be another hot one, with the air temperature already at 25C at 0845 local time
05:46
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Good morning and welcome to live coverage of day two of the final pre-season test from Bahrain
14:30
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Chequered flag: Perez ends the day fastest from Bottas and Raikkonen
14:28
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There's a car stopped on the inside out of Turn 10, and it appears to be Raikkonen
14:27
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Red flag... That will be the end of running
14:22
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But Ricciardo has made it out on track for another five laps. 37 now in total for Red Bull
14:22
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Rosberg's running for the day is also finished, he's already changed and spoken early to TV crews
14:21
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Maldonado maintains that he is confident but says it was more Renault problems that curtailed today's running
14:00
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Half an hour still to run today. Time to find out what Maldonado has to say about his penultimate day in the Lotus E22
13:56
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Chilton is on track. If he can find another 0.7s compared to his previous best time then the bottom four cars will be the four Renault-powered teams...
13:39
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Times with an hour to run: Perez (1:35.290 / 90), Rosberg (1:36.624 / 89 laps), Raikkonen (1:37.287 / 41), Sutil (1:37.700 / 61), Magnussen (1:37.825 / 108), Ricciardo (1:37.908 / 32 laps), Bottas (1:38.390 / 111), Chilton (1:38.610 / 37), Kvyat (1:39.242 / 56), Maldonado (1:40.599 / 31), Kobayashi (1:42.285 / 17)
13:20
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Lotus is done for the day with Maldonado speaking to the media in 40 minutes. Red Bull insists it plans on going out again this afternoon...
13:09
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Ricciardo has not been back out on track since the lunch break, with just an hour and 20 minutes remaining today
13:03
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Magnussen does indeed make it to 100 laps before Bottas, but both are continuing to add to their torals. With Rosberg and Perez on track too it's a full house for Mercedes
12:56
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Looks like Magnussen will beat Bottas to the 100-lap mark. 98 plays 97 right now...
12:55
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An exhaust issue could be the end of Maldonado's running today. He was in the paddock about 45 minutes ago, changed in to jeans and chatting with Renault engineers
12:54
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12:49
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Williams is on a race simulation at the moment with Bottas having now completed 93 laps
12:45
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Further improvement from Raikkonen as he moves up to third spot, albeit just under two seconds off the pace set by Perez
12:29
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Raikkonen moves into the top six for Ferrari having been delayed with his programme this morning
12:19
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Valtteri Bottas is now adding plenty of laps for Williams with a long run during the afternoon session
12:00
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Times at 1500 local time: Perez (1:35.290 / 50), Rosberg (1:36.624 / 70 laps), Magnussen (1:37.825 / 63), Sutil (1:37.892 / 31), Ricciardo (1:37.908 / 32 laps), Chilton (1:38.610 / 24), Raikkonen (1:38.761 / 25), Bottas (1:38.907 / 64), Kvyat (1:39.242 / 56), Maldonado (1:40.599 / 31), Kobayashi (1:42.285 / 12)
11:42
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11:41
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Rosberg, Magnussen, Raikkonen and Bottas on track at the moment - the Ferrari back after a long time in the pits today
11:30
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The Caterham was quickly rolled back up the pit lane so no need for a red flag
11:28
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Practice starts at the end of the pit lane, first Chilton and then Magnussen has to pass a stricken Caterham
11:26
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Green flag, the track is clear but nobody rushing to get out yet
11:22
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The Toro Rosso is already on the back of the recovery truck and heading the wrong way round the track back to the pits
11:17
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Red flag: Kvyat has stopped at Turn 2
11:01
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Times at 1400 local time: Perez (1:35.290 / 40), Rosberg (1:36.624 / 65 laps), Magnussen (1:37.825 / 43), Sutil (1:37.892 / 31), Ricciardo (1:37.908 / 32 laps), Bottas (1:38.907 / 43), Kvyat (1:39.242 / 49), Raikkonen (1:40.505 / 12), Maldonado (1:40.599 / 31), Chilton (1:41.073 / 16), Kobayashi (1:42.549 / 10)
11:00
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Kobayashi returns to join Perez and Magnussen on track
10:54
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First out was Kobayashi for an installation lap after his earlier stoppage, and now Perez and Kvyat are getting down to their afternoon running
10:32
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Green flag, but it seems everyone is still having lunch...
10:05
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Time for everyone to grab some lunch and then we'll be back in half an hour when running resumes
10:02
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Chequered flag - times at 1300 local time: Perez (1:35.290 / 37), Rosberg (1:36.624 / 64 laps), Magnussen (1:37.825 / 40), Sutil (1:37.892 / 31), Ricciardo (1:37.908 / 32 laps), Bottas (1:38.907 / 43), Kvyat (1:39.242 / 43), Raikkonen (1:40.505 / 12), Maldonado (1:40.599 / 31), Chilton (1:41.073 / 16), Kobayashi (1:44.060 / 7)
09:58
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That looks like being the end of the morning session with the car still not back to the pits
09:56
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Maldonado has stopped at Turn 8, with the car on the outside of the tight right hander
09:53
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And it's Maldonado who has not returned to the pits. The Lotus has stopped out on track in the middle sector
09:51
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Red flag: Still waiting for Rosberg, Bottas, Kvyat and Maldonado to return
09:46
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No sign of Raikkonen for a while after his early 12 laps
09:44
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A busier track again now, with Rosberg, Sutil, Bottas, Kvyat and Maldonado lapping
09:32
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The track is empty with half an hour until the lunch break
09:24
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Gutierrez tells Crash that Sauber has a number of "updates on the engine side" this week, while the team is also working on the software for its brake-by-wire system
09:21
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Perez improves again at the top of the standings to extend his advantage to 2.4s with a 1:35.290
09:10
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Ricciardo has already had his most productive day in the Red Bull having completed 32 laps so far
09:06
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Perez pits to leave Rosberg, Magnussen, Ricciardo and Kvyat on track
09:02
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Times at 1200 local time: Perez (1:35.740 / 29), Rosberg (1:37.722 / 40 laps), Magnussen (1:37.825 / 29), Ricciardo (1:37.908 / 27 laps), Bottas (1:38.907 / 27), Kvyat (1:39.242 / 27), Raikkonen (1:40.505 / 12), Sutil (1:40.987 / 21), Chilton (1:41.073 / 16), Maldonado (1:41.690 / 14), Kobayashi (1:44.060 / 7)
08:58
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08:49
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Lotus are busy updating software on the E22 before Pastor Maldonado returns to the track. Elsewhere, Adrian Sutil has moved up to eighth for Sauber.
08:39
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Ricciardo briefly goes third quickest for Red Bull but a quick lap from Perez makes the Force India man the first driver today to go below 1min 37secs - a 1min 36.051 is more than a second up on Rosberg's previous best
08:25
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Max Chilton meanwhile completes his third run on track today having spent a lengthy spell in the Marussia garage
08:15
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A practice start at pit exit for Rosberg as the current pace setter heads back onto the track for Mercedes
08:09
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Magnussen goes second with a 1:37.825, just a tenth off Rosberg
08:00
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Times at 1100 local time: Rosberg (1:37.722 / 20 laps), Perez (1:38.215 / 20), Ricciardo (1:38.642 / 17 laps), Bottas (1:38.907 / 13), Kvyat (1:39.242 / 16), Magnussen (1:39.497 / 11), Raikkonen (1:40.505 / 12), Chilton (1:41.137 / 10), Maldonado (1:41.690 / 14), Sutil (1:42.143 / 9), Kobayashi (1:44.060 / 7)
07:57
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The track falls silent after almost two hours of running so far today. Rosberg and Perez have both completed 20 laps
07:53
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Perez goes second with a 1:38.215, within 0.5s of Rosberg. We're still comfortably off the quickest time from the second test though - a 1:33.283 from Rosberg
07:40
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As if I was tempting fate, Ricciardo immediately heads back out on track for his seventh lap of the day
07:38
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Rosberg goes fastest with a 1:37.72, almost a second quicker than Ricciardo who has yet to be seen after his early six laps
07:26
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Bottas heads out with the track to himself
07:23
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07:23
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07:21
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Rosberg hasn't been out for a while but Magnussen improves to a 1:39.497
07:12
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Magnussen has now got a time on the board and has just improved to a 1:40.930
07:08
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Only Rosberg and Magnussen - the two quickest cars from last week - yet to set a time so far today
07:04
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07:02
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Soon after I post those times, Bottas improves in to the 1m42s and Maldonado sets a 1:41.690
07:00
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Times at 1000 local time: Ricciardo (1:38.642 / 6 laps), Perez (1:38.966 / 6), Raikkonen (1:40.505 / 4), Chilton (1:41.571 / 7), Sutil (1:42.143 / 6), Bottas (1:43.413 / 4), Kobayashi (1:44.060 / 7)
06:58
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Bottas, Perez, Maldonado and Rosberg now out on track
06:56
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Green flag. Track is open again
06:54
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And the Caterham is now back in the pits but has to be unloaded and all the other vehicles removed before we can go green again
06:49
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The truck has just started its trip back to the pits with the Caterham on board
06:46
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Kobayashi is on the outside of Turn 4 but the extinguishers have done their job and the car is now being put on the back of the recovery truck
06:45
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06:41
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Red flag: Kobayashi has stopped with a smoking Caterham out on track
06:37
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We've now got five times on the board but only Ricciardo is below 1m40s at this early stage
06:33
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We're running until 1730 local time - so half an hour longer than last week - but with a break for lunch at 1300 for half an hour
06:27
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Rosberg heads out to make it all 11 cars seen within the first half an hour
06:25
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Ricciardo with a 1:38.642 - that's 1.2s quicker than the best time Red Bull managed last week
06:21
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Ricciardo sets the first time of the day with a 1:40.262. It goes without saying that mileage is crucial for Red Bull this week
06:17
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I thought I'd seen Perez on track and it seems I was right - the Force India has been out for a lap but its transponder is not working
06:14
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Magnussen emerges from the McLaren garage too
06:11
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Maldonado is the latest car to head out for an installation lap
06:10
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Also driving today are Magnussen, Rosberg, Maldonado and Perez
06:07
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Early installation laps from Bottas, Kvyat, Raikkonen, Chilton, Kobayashi, Sutil and Ricciardo
06:04
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An interesting sight - a Red Bull ready to run at 9am! Ricciardo already on track
06:03
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The track goes green and Bottas is first out for Williams
06:03
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Good morning from the Bahrain International Circuit for the final pre-season test of 2014

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