Sebastian Vettel is confident Ferrari is in the hunt for the mantle of 'best of the rest' behind Mercedes heading to the Australian Grand Prix as he concluded pre-season testing on a positive note.

The German was second fastest on the final day of action behind Valtteri Bottas after posting a 1min 23.469secs lap on the super-soft tyres, leaving the SF15-T seven tenths off Nico Rosberg's pace setting soft-shod time from Friday.

Nonetheless, while Vettel concedes that Mercedes has a sizeable advantage over the competition, he is certain that Ferrari will be battling with Red Bull and Williams come Melbourne for the 'second row of the grid'.

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"In two weeks we will know a little bit more, but it is clear that Mercedes is in front. After that there seems to be a bit of a gap and then it is closer with many teams. It is difficult to say who is right behind, but I think it is very close between Williams, Red Bull and ourselves.

"[In qualifying] the first two is easy unless they have some issues, unfortunately. Then I hope two Ferraris, then I don't care [about the others]."

Regarding the final day of track action itself, Vettel was happy to get in a lot of laps as Ferrari ends testing with a seemingly reliable package.

"Largely it went according to plan. I think the last three days were very good. We did a lot of laps - which is good for reliability -but we still have to improve on that side and performance-wise we know that Mercedes are the ones to beat. That is where we want to get, but we have to go step by step and most of all look at ourselves."