MONTMELO, SPAIN - MARCH 09: Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H on track during day three of Formula One winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 9, 2017 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Charles Coates/Getty Images)

It was the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel who sat at the top of the leaderboard for the penultimate day of 2017 pre season testing her at the Barcelona circuit in Spain, the German champion recording a whopping 156 laps to finish the day over three tenths of a second faster than the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.

Third quickest was the Force India of Esteban Ocon, who also posted a good number of solid laps with Danii Kvyat finishing in the top four for the first time this session.

Friday will see the teams in action once again for the eighth and final day of testing before they return to base and pack up ready to fly out to Melbourne for the season opening race in just two weeks time.

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.024 156
2 Lewis Hamilton  Mercedes 1:19.352 52
3 Esteban Ocon Force India 1:20.161 137
4 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:20.416 94
5 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:20.504 119
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:20.824 128
7 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:21.348 48
8 Valtteri Bottas  Mercedes 1:21.819 95
9 Pascal Wehrlein Sauber 1:22.347 44
10 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:22.418 53
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:23.330 88
12 Felipe Massa Williams 1:24.443 80
13 Lance Stroll Williams 1:24.863 85