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Summary

  1. Final four days of pre-season testing
  2. Nico Rosberg fastest
  3. Bottas second, Alonso third
  4. Get involved #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    And on that bombshell, it is time for me to bid adieu. 

    Watch out for Andrew Benson's testing report if you want to pick through the information to have come from day one of the final test, and I'll be back tomorrow at 07:45 GMT.

    See ya!

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    Bravo sir.

  3. Day one testing results

    1. Nico Rosberg 1:23.022 82 laps

    2. Valtteri Bottas 1:23.229 123 laps

    3. Fernando Alonso 1:24.735 93 laps

    4. Kimi Raikkonen 1:24.836 72 laps

    5. Daniil Kvyat 1:25.049 69 laps

    6. Lewis Hamilton 1:25.051 89 laps  

    7. Max Verstappen 1:25.176 144 laps

    8. Nico Hulkenberg 1:25.336 121 laps

    9. Felipe Nasr 1:25.493 103 laps  

    10Kevin Magnussen 1:25.760 119 laps    

    11. Esteban Gutierrez 1:26.661 23 laps

    12. Rio Haryanto 1:27.625 45 laps

  4. Chequered flag

    And that's that. Hope that 70 second spurt onto the track was worth it.

    As it is, Nico Rosberg finishes the day with the fastest time.

  5. Post update

    Some people are keen! 

    Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Daniil Kvyat all charge out on to the circuit...

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  7. Post update

    Is that it? Force India thinks so. I'm inclined to agree.

  8. Post update

    Out trundles the recovery truck. Six minutes until the end of testing for the day. Will there be enough time for any more laps?

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    Perfect post-F1 careers

    Niche, Paul. 

    I like it though.

  10. Red flag

    Ten minutes from the chequered flag and the red flag is waving for the second time today. The reason? K-Mag's Renault has stopped at turn three.

  11. Post update

    Max Verstappen, who will finish the day having completed the most laps (he's currently on 143), improves a smidgen with 1:25.176. He stays seventh fastest though.

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    Perfect post-F1 careers

  13. Post update

    After a flurry of activity there's now just Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Daniil Kvyat circulating the track.

  14. Post update

    BBC Radio 5 Live

    Hear the interview plus all the news from testing and an extended chat with Max Verstappen on BBC 5live at 21:00 GMT on Thursday.

  15. Post update

    I said things were winding down,  it is quite the opposite as things start to get busy on the track for the final half hour - Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and several other drivers are out there.

  16. Hamilton heads back out

    Race run done, Lewis Hamilton is back out for the final 35 minutes. He's on the medium tyre and immediately goes sixth fastest with 1:25.051.

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    Perfect post-F1 careers

    Anyone just joining us might be slightly confused by the image of Daniil Kvyat wearing a cravat but there is a valid reason for this.

    I say valid, it is more there is a reason for this in that we have been discussing what career post F1 would be perfect for drivers past and present.

    Gerhard Berger running a burger van and Valtteri Bottas operating a rival Valtteri's butties van have been my favourites so far. 

  18. Post update

    There's a sense of things winding down now with just Valtteri Bottas and Daniil Kvyat on the track at the moment. 

    It looks like for the first time in testing a Mercedes will finish the day top of the timesheet. 

  19. Post update

  20. Post update

    Having finished the morning third fastest, Fernando Alonso had dropped down the timesheet a tad but, after slapping the soft tyres, he is back up to third with 1:24.735.

    Valtteri Bottas is  on ULTRA (has to be in caps, makes it sounds like a computer fighting game combo) soft tyres, but hasn't improved on his 1:23.229 from earlier.