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Summary

  1. Final day of pre-season testing
  2. Raikkonen clocks fastest time in testing so far
  3. McLaren breaks down twice in the morning
  4. Hamilton thinks Ferrari 'bluffing' about pace
  5. Get involved - #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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    Don't worry, Sean. Andrew Benson will be looking at what we have learned in testing in his piece later today. Keep an eye out for it on the website.

    That's it from me. Thanks for your many excellent contributions and see you in two weeks for the first race of the season in Australia.

    I'm off to my local Karaoke to work my way through an Alonso Karaoke playlist. Goodbye. 

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    Sean Barron: Probably read over analysis after analysis after analysis until I'm dreaming of tyre compounds and fuel loads.

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    Thanks Dan. It is tweets like this that make writing (and dreaming!) about testing for 40 hours in four days worthwhile!

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  6. Testing day eight - final times

    1) Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) - 1:18.634 - supersofts

    2) Max Verstappen (Red Bull) - 1:19.438 - supersofts

    3) Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) - 1:19.837 - ultrasofts

    4) Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) - 1:19.845 - supersofts

    5) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) - 1:19.850 - softs  

    6) Nico Hulkenberg (Renault) - 1:19.885 - ultrasofts

    7) Sergio Perez (Force India) - 1:20.116 - ultrasofts

    8) Jolyon Palmer (Renault) - 1:20.205 - ultrasofts  

    9) Lance Stroll (Williams) - 1:20.335 - softs

    10) Romain Grosjean (Haas) - 1:21.110 - ultrasofts

    11) Fernando Alonso (McLaren) - 1:21.389 - ultrasofts  

    12) Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) - 1:21.670 - supersofts

    13) Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber) - 1:23.527 - softs

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  9. Chequered flag

    That's a wrap for pre-season testing.

    Kimi Raikkonen takes the fastest lap gong thanks to that scorcher this morning.

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    A personal best through the middle sector for Lewis Hamilton, good lap on the cards? Good, yes but not his best. It's a 1:19.915.

    That is looking like being that.

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    Jake Rossiter: Would love to see the Ferrari and Mercedes have a proper blat at the end here and show genuine'ish pace  

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    Ten minutes to go. It looks like Mercedes are keeping us guessing until Australia.

    Fernando Alonso is back out to add a couple of laps to his tally. He's on 40.

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    Ferrari have got to the bottom of the issue that caused Kimi Raikkonen's stop earlier and he heads back out with 15 minutes to go.

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    That's it for Haas in testing. Next stop, Australia.

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    Kimi Raikkonen hasn't been out since he came to a stop an hour or so ago. Will we see him again before the end of the session? Ferrari have 20 minutes remaining if they plan to send him back out.

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    Half an hour to go and Lewis Hamilton returns to the track.

    Could we see a late push for a statement-making time?

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    Another improvement for Fernando Alonso. 

    Ultra-softs on his McLaren, he improves to 1:21.389 and is up to 11th.