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  1. Grosjean fastest on final day
  2. Alonso crashes midway through final day
  3. McLaren driver airlifted to hospital
  4. Team confirm Alonso is "uninjured"

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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OK then, time for me to sign off after an intriguing couple of days. Only one test remains, in Barcelona, and we will be back 08:00 GMT sharp on Thursday for live text coverage of all four days.

I'll be back in three weeks for the season opener in Australia.

Bring it on.

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Nick Bennetts: Only 3 weeks until Melbourne. Hurry up F1!


Mercedes: 131 laps for @nico_rosberg to cap off our week @Circuitcat_eng - top job everyone!

So it is Romain Grosjean who finishes with the fastest time of the week, but that was set on supersoft tyres, meaning Nico Rosberg's 1:24.321 on medium tyres today was arguably the lap of the week, capping another impressive day for Mercedes.

Testing day four

1. Romain Grosjean (Lotus) 1:24.067 (111 laps)

2. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) 1:24.321 (130 laps)

3. Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull) 1:24.941 (103 laps)

4. Felipe Nasr (Sauber) 1:24.956 (73 laps)

5. Valtteri Bottas (Williams) 1:25.345 (128 laps)

6. Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) 1:25.605 (88 laps)

7. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 1:26.312 (74 laps)

8. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India) 1:26.591 (36 laps)

9. Fernando Alonso (McLaren) 1:27.956 (20 laps)

Chequered flag

The chequered flag arrives as Valtteri Bottas and three others head out. The second pre-season test is over.


Williams: Green light so Valtteri heads out!

Green flag with a solitary minute left. Any takers?

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"McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says Fernando Alonso will stay in hospital overnight."

Mercedes: 3mins to go... will we, won't we?

Felipe Nasr had certainly been making up for lost time, having completed 70 laps this afternoon before that stop.

Toro Rosso
Toro Rosso

Toro Rosso: "Early finish for Carlos: a small mistake. But still a long, solid job: Laps 88, Best 1:25.604."

Red flag

Into the final few minutes and we have another red flag, with the Sauber of Felipe Nasr at a standstill at Turn Six.

F1 journalist Dan Knutson in Barcelona: "After two hours and 45 minutes in the garage, Sebastian Vettel is back on track. He has the hard compound Pirellis on his Ferrari."


Lotus: 111 laps completed, fastest time of the day (so far), we'll call that a day.

Romain Grosjean has the fastest lap of the day, will he look to improve on that? No, Lotus confirms his testing for today is done.

Daniel Ricciardo: Glad to hear Fernando Alonso all ok.

We've not seen this chap for a while - Sebastian Vettel. He finally re-emerges in the Ferrrari with 15 minutes.

Nico Rosberg is back out on medium tyres and he shaves a couple of tenths off his previous best, clocking 1:24.321 to leave him just two tenths slower than Romain Grosjean's leading time.

Formula 1

F1 journalist Dan Knutson in Barcelona: "The transporters will be staying put in the paddock as there are only three days between now and the next test here at the Circuit de Catalunya.

"The season starts with four flyaway races - Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain - so the next time the transporters will appear will be here in May at the Spanish Grand Prix which is the first race of the European season."

Nico Rosberg is back out for the final 25 minutes of the second pre-season test. To highlight just how impressive that lap by Rosberg was, there is a 1.5-2secs difference between the medium and the supersoft.


Williams: 122 laps so far as Valtteri Bottas heads off down the pitlane

Romain Grosjean is back out in the Lotus but not for long as he makes a swift return to the pits. Valtteri Bottas heads back out as he looks to add to his impressive lap tally for today.

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WelshRacer: Rosberg time of 1m24.584 on medium compound is 9 tenths quicker than he did in 2014 Qual on same tyre compound


Mercedes: Back to base once again for Nico Rosberg - a little over 30mins remain and he's keen for more. He's a machine!!

Nico Rosberg is back in the pits after that quick lap, leaving just Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas out on track.

F1 journalist Dan Knutson in Barcelona: "Sir Frank Williams is here. His team's most recent victory was the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix with Pastor Maldonado. Speaking with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa here at the same circuit where that victory occurred, you can sense their quiet confidence that the team's 115th grand prix win is imminent."

That lap from Nico Rosberg, set on the medium compound, is half a second off Romain Grosjean's best, with the Lotus driver clocking the benchmark time on the supersoft compound.

Mercedes: Top garage banter from Nico Rosberg on seeing a certain team member (who shall remain nameless) in their travel gear...'Erm, why are you in your travel gear? We're not done yet!' That's the spirit you want from a driver!! ;)

Vrooom! It is a quick lap from Nico Rosberg as a 1:24.584 sees him leap up to second.

Nico Rosberg joins Sauber's Felipe Nasr in heading back out on to the circuit. Rosberg has 114 laps under his belt and clear wants more. He is out on mediums.


Sauber: Back on track with the supersoft tyres.

Daniil Kvyat, knocked off the top of the timesheet by Romain Grosjean, returns to the circuit for Red Bull as Nico Rosberg heads in. Just under one hour left.

Nico Rosberg nips ahead of Nico Hulkenberg as a 1:26.414 is enough for him to claim the sixth fastest time. He's 2.3 seconds off Romain Grosjean's best effort.


Lotus: Only two purple sectors on that lap @RGrosjean ? #MustTryHarder ;-) P1 by almost 9 tenths currently

Not long after going top, Romain Grosjean strengthens his position with a 1:24.067 on the super soft Pirellis.

That's the best time of the week and means Lotus are set to top three of the four days in Barcelona.


Williams: Just under an hour and a quarter left of the session as Valtteri Bottas heads back out on track.

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F1 journalist Dan Knutson: "Valtteri Bottas had completed 95 laps today before his Williams FW37 stopped out on the circuit and had to be brought back on the truck."

Blink and you will miss it. Nico Rosberg is on his 107th lap and this could be a big hitter with well over an hour left.

In contrast, McLaren as a team have managed just less than double that in the two tests so far.

Honourable mention for Felipe Nasr and Sauber, who are up to 72 laps for the day. They'd manage just three by lunch after problems in the morning.