Mercedes-powered cars continued to dominate proceedings during the third day of Formula 1 testing at Jerez, with McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen marking his debut by setting the fastest lap time of the test thus far.

His first outing in the MP4-29, Magnussen completed a strong day for the McLaren team, with day two pace setter Jenson Button following up his team-mate in fourth position. The pair were split by a late flyer from Williams' new signing Felipe Massa in second and Lewis Hamilton driving the works Mercedes in third.

In all, five Mercedes-powered cars filled the top six, with Fernando Alonso breaking the run in fifth for Ferrari, ahead of Force India's Nico Hulkenberg.

Meanwhile, Sauber's Adrian Sutil suffered an accident that curtailed his running, Red Bull's technical issues continued and Marussia made its track debut as Max Chilton completed a handful of untimed installation laps.

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1. Kevin Magnussen Denmark McLaren-Mercedes 1min 23.276secs
2. Felipe Massa Brazil Williams-Mercedes 1min 23.700secs
3. Lewis Hamilton Britain Mercedes-Mercedes 1min 23.952secs
4. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1min 25.030secs
5. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari 1min 25.495secs
6. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Force India-Mercedes 1min 26.096secs
7. Jean-Eric Vergne France STR-Renault 1min 29.915secs
8. Adrian Sutil Germany Sauber-Ferrari 1min 30.161secs

Max Chilton BritainMarussia-Ferrari No Time Robin Frijns Netherlands Caterham-Renault No Time Daniel Ricciardo Australia Red Bull-Renault No Time

Jerez test times - February 2013:

1. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari 1min 17.879secs
2. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Lotus-Renault 1min 18.148secs
3. Jules Bianchi France Force India-Mercedes 1min 18.175secs


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