Kimi Raikkonen closed out Formula 1's pre-season testing programme in Barcelona at the top of the timesheets for Ferrari, posting the second-fastest time of the winter in the SF71H car.

Raikkonen recovered from illness earlier this week to complete 157 laps for Ferrari on Friday, recording a best lap time of 1:17.221 to end the day half a second clear of the field.

The lap left Raikkonen two-tenths of a second shy of teammate Sebastian Vettel's new track record set on Thursday, which stands at the best time across all eight day of pre-season testing.

McLaren had another difficult day in terms of reliability as Fernando Alonso stopped just one hour into running due to a turbo issue, but was able to recover to finish P2 overall with 93 laps on the board. A late run on the Hypersoft tyre saw Alonso lap just half a second shy of Raikkonen, giving him the third-fastest time of the entire winter.

Carlos Sainz Jr. spent the majority of the day in the garage as a gearbox issue sidelined Renault for six hours, but the Spaniard was able to get out with two hours left in the day and post the third-fastest time, eight-tenths back from Raikkonen at the top.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo took fourth for Red Bull, but managed only 91 laps in the RB14 car. An impressive late run on Supersofts suggests that Red Bull may have the pace to take the fight to Ferrari looking at tyre-corrected times, with the team having spent much of testing focusing on long-run pace.

Romain Grosjean continued Haas' impressive recent run to finish the day fifth overall, managing 180 laps and a best time that was just 1.1 seconds behind Raikkonen on the Supersoft tyre.

Mercedes split its running between Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas once again, with the pair doing the morning and afternoon sessions respectively. Bottas led on the timesheets, taking P6, with Hamilton a lowly 11th as he focused entirely on long-run pace.

Brendon Hartley closed out Toro Rosso's first pre-season programme with Honda by completing 156 laps en route to seventh, finishing ahead of Force India's Esteban Ocon.

Charles Leclerc recovered from an early spin that caused a red flag to take P9, while Sergey Sirotkin completed the top 10 for Williams. Teammate Lance Stroll propped up the running order in P12, having only been given a brief window late in the day to get out on-track to focus on short-run pace.


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