by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte
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Final Barcelona F1 Test 2013: DAY 4 - Jenson concludes the last pre-season testing session

A positive end to three weeks of testing in Spain. Jenson concluded the 12 days’ running with a productive 122 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya today.

At the conclusion of the test, sporting director Sam Michael said:

“After completing over 5,000 kilometres, through dry and wet conditions, we have collected plenty of data from MP4-28A. A large part of winter testing is taken up with methodically working through many systems checks and verifying that the correlation between design and track is solid – that’s more important in modern F1 as track testing opportunities are so limited.

“A special thank-you to everybody put so much effort into the testing program. We’re all really looking forward to the first race in Melbourne in two weeks – from the laptimes we’ve seen the season is going to be incredibly close!”

Location: Circuit de Catalunya
Driver: Jenson Button
Track length: 4.655km
Laps: 122
Km covered: 568
Best laptime: 1m 21.444s

What’s next?

We return to MTC, prep, and pack for Melbourne.

DAY 4 Standings

Pos / Driver / Constructor / Time / Laps

1 / Nico Rosberg / Mercedes AMG / 1m 20.130s / 131

2 / Fernando Alonso / Ferrari / 1m 20.494s / 120

3 / Jenson Button / Vodafone McLaren Mercedes / 1m 21.444s / 122

4 / Nico Hulkenberg / Sauber / 1m 21.541s / 118

5 / Kimi Raikkonen / Lotus / 1m 21.658s / 50

6 / Paul di Resta / Force India / 1m 21.664s / 112

7 / Pastor Maldonado / Williams / 1m 22.415s / 42

8 / Sebastian Vettel / Red Bull Racing / 1m 22.514s / 100

9 / Valtteri Bottas / Williams / 1m 22.524s / 31

10 / Charles Pic / Caterham / 1m 23.115s / 116

11 / Jules Bianchi / Marussia / 1m 23.167s / 62

12 / Daniel Ricciardo / Scuderia Toro Rosso / 1m 23.628s / 91

13 / Max Chilton / Marussia / 1m 24.103s / 49

~ Official photo and report courtesy of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ~

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