Testing comes to a close today at Jerez where Felipe Massa, and the Ferrari F138, set the fastest time of the week so far to top the times yesterday. He has been replaced today by Pedro de la Rosa, but the Spaniard has suffered a disastrous start to his Ferrari career as the car broke down after only a couple of laps.
Lewis Hamilton is back at the wheel of the Mercedes W04 today and hoping for a better days work than his troubled Tuesday outing, and Sergio Perez gets another go in the McLaren. Kimi Raikkonen – impressed with the Lotus E21 so far – drives the black and gold car for the final day, and Sebastian Vettel will be on track for Red Bull.
Others taking part are: Esteban Gutierrez in the Sauber, Charles Pic in the Caterham, Valtteri Bottas in the Williams – last year’s car, remember – Luiz Razia in the Marussia and Jules Bianchi, who makes his debut for Force India where there is considerable speculation he is about to be confirmed as the race driver alongside Nico Hulkenberg. Jean Eric Vergne is the last runner in the STR.