Lewis Hamilton headed a British 1-2 at the head of the F1 testing timesheets after the conclusion of day three in Bahrain, putting his Mercedes ahead of the similarly powered McLaren of countryman Jenson Button. Mercedes power also filled third spot on the timesheets as Felipe Massa again boosted optimism at Williams, while Sergio Perez took fifth overall for Force India, sandwiching the Ferrari-powered Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez. Kimi Raikkonen was sixth fastest for the Prancing Horse, but there were more problems for Red Bull, which cut short its activity after just 28 laps for Daniel Ricciardo... Full report

1. Lewis HamiltonBritainMercedes-Mercedes1min 34.263secs 67 laps
2. Jenson ButtonBritainMcLaren-Mercedes1min 34.976secs 103 laps
3. Felipe MassaBrazilWilliams-Mercedes1min 37.066secs 60 laps
4. Esteban GutierrezMexicoSauber-Ferrari1min 37.180secs 96 laps
5. Sergio PerezMexicoForce India-Mercedes1min 37.367secs 57 laps
6. Kimi RaikkonenFinlandFerrari-Ferrari1min 37.467secs 44 laps
7. Daniil KvyatRussiaSTR-Renault1min 38.974secs 57 laps
8. Pastor MaldonadoVenezuelaLotus-Renault1min 39.6424secs 26 laps
9. Daniel RicciardoAustraliaRed Bull-Renault1min 40.781secs 28 laps
10. Marcus EricssonSweden Caterham-Renault1min 42.130secs 98 laps
11. Max ChiltonBritainMarussia-Ferrari1min 46.672secs 4 laps
12. Valtteri BottasFinlandWilliams-Mercedesno time 55 laps

Comparative laps times - Bahrain Grand Prix 2013:

Pole position:Nico RosbergGermanyMercedes-Mercedes 1min 32.330secs

Fastest (race) lap:Sebastian VettelGermanyRed Bull-Renault1min 36.961secs

 

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