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Live Reporting

By Niamh Lewis

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Join us again for tomorrow for the final day of testing from 08:00 GMT, where we may have some more information about coronavirus and might be able to start analysing how this lot sit after six days of testing.

    From here you can read Andrew Benson's report, and about why Formula 1 will haunt Mitch Evans for the rest of his life.

    Drive To Survive is released tomorrow, apparently you're in for a treat with this guy.

    See ya!

    guenther Steiner
  2. Post update

    Construction on Turn 3 at Zandvoort, which is on an incline of 19 degrees, has been completed.

    Zandvoort
    Image caption: Maybe Ferrari's fortunes are on the turn...
  3. Post update

    This still stands, but maybe we might be able to update this graphic tomorrow. Nice to see Bottas up there, though.

    lap times
    Image caption: *2020 test isn't over yet
  4. Vettel remains quickest

    Time's up, and drivers are back in the garage. Vettel's time from this morning's session remains the quickest and most drivers except Mercedes, Renault, and Red Bull managed to clock a decent number of laps.

    Final times below.

    Ferrari graphic
  5. Yellow flag

    A brief yellow flag... Sebastian Vettel cut across the pit lane as he was ordered to come in and went the wrong way around the pit entry marker.

  6. Final lap times from the afternoon sesson

    1. Vettel 1:16.841 (145) S
    2. Gasly +0.225 (139) M
    3. Stroll +0.277 (130) S
    4. Latifi +0.472 (160) S
    5. Norris +0.732 (113) S
    6. Verstappen +0.897 (31) H
    7. Bottas +1.144 (47) M
    8. Ocon +1.172 (37) S
    9. Magnussen +1.384 (111) M
    10. Albon +1.552 (61) H
    11. Ricciardo +1.554 (59) M
    12. Giovinazzi +2.829 (92) S
    13. Hamilton +5.584 (14) M
  7. Post update

    Jolyon Palmer analyses Vettel's 1:16 lap (fastest of the day) and says it's "pretty crisp" and "a lot neater than than other peoples".

    It is also the quickest of the week, but there's still one day to go, of course.

    However, Gasly has now just beaten Vettel's sector one from that fast lap.

  8. Post update

    Apologies, Vettel is not done for the day. He's out again on the medium tyres and he's just done a 1:22 lap.

  9. 'Not making F1 will haunt me for life' says Mitch Evans

    Formula E driver Mitch Evans says not getting to Formula 1 will haunt him for the rest of his life.

    Evans, 25, who will try to protect his championship lead in the Marrakesh E-Prix on Saturday, said the journey to F1 is "brutal".

    He told BBC Sport: "It was tough. I worked so hard and got so close, but Formula E was starting to grow and Jaguar gave me a lifeline.

    "F1 is brutal - I've beaten a lot of the guys in the [F1] championship."

    mitch evans
  10. Post update

    There's a great story here about Formula E driver Mitch Evans... you can watch the Marrakesh E-Prix on BBC Two on Saturday at 13:30 GMT.

    Or if you're out and about, you can follow live text updates with me, we can do the sandwich chat all over again if you like.

    Don't forget to get your Fanboost votes in. You can vote here to give a driver of your choice an extra 25kw of energy.

  11. 'Today we made a little step back'

    Dan Knutson

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    Esteban Ocon reckons that Renault took a backwards step today. He posted a lap of 1:18.013 before handing the R.S.20 over to Daniel Ricciardo.

    “I think there's still time for us to be where we want to be,” Ocon said when asked about the car. “There's still this afternoon for Daniel. And there is still an afternoon for me tomorrow, so overall that leaves us a bit of time.

    “Today we made a little step back. So it's not exactly where we want to be, we haven't improved the car as much as we wanted. But we have plenty of data to analyse and know where that came from. Tomorrow we'll take another direction, and the car's been really good in previous days, so I'm not too worried.”

    renault
  12. Post update

    So one hour to go. Track action is pretty quiet as the drivers trundle through their long-run programme.

    Vettel has finished for the day with 121 laps, and for now he's still the quickest. Nicholas Latifi is still going, and he's done the most so far with 127 laps, 0.4 sec off Vettel's time.

  13. Get Involved

    Francesca Gunn: nothing to worry about with mercedes, this is what testing is for. at least it wasn't during qualifying or race.

  14. DAS

    Speaking of Dual Axis Steering...

    Mercedes steering wheel
    Image caption: Typically the front wheels on an F1 car are mounted at an outward-facing angle to help with cornering (yellow dotted line) - this system adjusts them to be more centred (red line) travelling down the straights when the driver pulls back the steering wheel