Valtteri Bottas topped the times fro the sixth day of official testing her at the Barcelona Circuit in Spain on Wednesday, the mercedes driver completing a total of 70 laps to finish just over a tenth faster than yesterday's quickest man, Williams driver Felipe Massa, who recorded 63 laps around the sunny and dry Spanish track.
Kimi Raikkonen was third overall for Ferrari, however the Finn only managed 53 laps while fourth placed man, Max Verstappen, drove his Red Bull Racing contender around the circuit a total of 102 times, the most of any driver in action on Wednesday.
McLaren's woes continued with Fernando Alonso managing just 46 laps for the day, to set the third slowest time of the session after a leak required further investigation.
“Today we were able to make further steps forward. We have been able to run through our testing programme, and there were no major issues encountered," explained Honda's Yusuke Hasegawa.
“This progress has enabled us to gather the important data required to understand the functionality of our next spec of power unit, which was introduced for today’s testing.
“Of course, we still have lots of work to do, but today’s running has moved us in the right direction. The last two days of winter testing will now be essential to gather further important data, and to continue our race preparations in order to be ready for Melbourne.”
Testing continues here later today (local time)
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:20.432||102|
|8||Sergio Perez||Force India||1:21.297||100|
|9||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso||1:21.872||92|