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Live Reporting

Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Andrew Benson's report on the final day of the first test is up, you can read it here.

    And with that, my work for the day here is done. Thanks for your company, keep an eye on the BBC Sport F1 page for Andrew's analysis of this week's testing and we'll be back next week for the second test.

    I'm off to build an F1 car out of rich tea biscuits.

    See you next week.

  2. Most laps completed by team in 2017

    Mercedes 557

    Ferrari 468

    Sauber 348

    Haas 343

    Red Bull 294

    Renault 293

    Force India 278

    Williams 213

    McLaren 208

    Toro Rosso 183

  3. Most laps completed by team in 2018

    Toro Rosso 326

    Mercedes 305

    Ferrari 298

    Sauber 284

    Williams 277

    Renault 273

    McLaren 271

    Red Bull 211

    Haas 187

    Force India 166

  4. Post update

    Right, as promised, I'm just going to get the old calculator out and add up all the laps completed this week.

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    #bbcf1 or text 81111 (UK only)

    Joanna Harran: Not a bad week for us @McLarenF1 fans. Happy with testing. So far, so good. Long may it continue. Hope you have a decent dinner planned Gary, well deserved, especially after your poor lunch.

    I am planning to hit an all-you-can-eat buffet very hard!

  6. Most laps

    Gasly 147

    Vettel 120

    Vandoorne 110

    Magnussen 96

    Ericsson 79

    Hamilton 69

    Perez 65

    Bottas, Sainz 60

    Leclerc 59

    Stroll 54

    Alonso 51

    Hulkenberg 49

    Sirotkin 47

    Verstappen 35

  7. Final times

    1 Lewis Hamilton (GB) Mercedes 1:19.333

    2 Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel) McLaren-Renault one minute 19.854 seconds ****

    3 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 1:20.241 *

    4 Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas-Ferrari 1:20.317 **

    5 Fernando Alonso (Spa) McLaren 1:20.929 **

    6 Carlos Sainz (Spa) Renault 1:20.940

    7 Lance Stroll (Can) William-Mercedes 1:21.142 *

    8 Sergio Perez (Mex) Force India-Mercedes 1:21.973 *

    9 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull-Renault 1:22.058 *

    10 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Toro Rosso-Honda 1:22.134 **

    11 Nico Hulkenberg (Ger) Renault 1:22.507 *

    12 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes 1:22.789

    13 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.808 *

    14 Marcus Ericsson (Swe) Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.825 **

    15 Sergey Sirotkin (Rus) Williams-Mercedes 1:31.979

    **** = time set on hyper soft tyre; ** = super-soft; * = soft; I = intermediate; all others medium

  8. Chequered flag

    There's the chequered flag.

    Lewis Hamilton finishes the fourth and final day of the first pre-season test fastest.

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    #bbcf1 or text 81111 (UK only)

    Richard: McLaren doing the old Sauber ploy of dropping a fast time in on the last day of testing in a bid to secure potential sponsors

  10. Post update

    Lewis Hamilton also heads on out onto the track but with just under 10 minutes to go it's not looking likely we will see any big changes on the timesheet.

  11. Anyone know a Kev?

    Kev's nod [see 13:57 entry] to knowing someone else was covertly following testing at work appears to have a few people worried...

    Andrew Stevens: Probably not the only one anxiously trying to think if there is a Kev at my work in another building...

  12. Post update

    The track's busy as we enter the closing stages of the first test.

    Sebastian Vettel, Kevin Magnussen, Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll are all out there.

  13. Post update

    Looks like Lance Stroll went off at Turn 3, but he was able to get back to the pits.

  14. Some stay, some go

    Dan Knutson

    F1 journalist in Barcelona


    Some crew members will go home for a couple of days between the two test sessions while others will remain in Barcelona. At Haas, those that stay will build up a new car around the second monocoque that has been shipped in. So the second Haas will be used at the second test.

  15. Go! Go! Go!

    Well we are all good to go again with 30 minutes remaining.

  16. Post update

    Strange one. There's no cars stranded on the circuit.

    Red flag testing...?

  17. Red flag

    Red flag number three for the day...

  18. Post update

    A personal best for Sebastian Vettel as a 1:20.241 nudges him to third. He heads in leaving Lewis Hamilton, Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc on the track.