Kimi Raikkonen set the pace on the third and penultimate day of Formula 1 pre-season testing at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

The Finn registered a best lap time of 1 minute 22.765 seconds to put Ferrari atop the timesheets for the fourth time in seven days.

Raikkonen was one of the busiest on the day, rackiang up a total of 136 laps in his SF16-H challenger.

Felipe Massa followed Raikkonen but was nearly a half-second off the pace. The Williams ace had a best lap of 1:23.193.

Nico Hulkenberg of Force India rounded out the top three with a fastest time of 1:23.251.

Kimi Raikkonen during F1 testing
Kimi Raikkonen during F1 testing

Raikkonen commented:

"It was one of our best days of testing. We could run without a single stop, except for the red flags on track.

"Maybe we could have been faster on some laps, but in general the feeling was fine and we are more or less happy with the way things are going. Of course there’s always room to improve and work to do.”

Full Results

1Kimi RaikkonenFerrari1m22.765s-136
2Felipe MassaWilliams/Mercedes1m23.193s0.428s119
3Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1m23.251s0.486s137
4Max VerstappenToro Rosso/Ferrari1m23.382s0.617s159
5Nico RosbergMercedes1m24.126s1.361s81
6Felipe NasrSauber/Ferrari1m24.760s1.995s116
7Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Honda1m24.870s2.105s118
8Pascal WehrleinManor/Mercedes1m24.913s2.148s48
9Daniil KvyatRed Bull/TAG Heuer1m25.141s2.376s121
10Jolyon PalmerRenault1m26.224s3.459s98
11Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m26.488s3.723s63
12Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m27.196s4.431s78

Formula 1 pre-season testing continues on Friday with the final day of running at Barcelona.

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