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Raikkonen tops final days testing in Jerez
Friday 08th February 2013, 18:02 by TF1T Staff
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Kimi Raikkonen put his Lotus top on the final day of the first pre-season test in Jerez on Friday.
The Finn clocked a 1:18.148 in the E21 on soft tyres to topple Jules Bianchi by just under three thousandths.
The session saw several red flags, the first a result of Pedro de la Rosa's engine failure in the Ferrari, curbing his running to just a few laps in the morning.
Later in the day, a loose kerb meant the session was stopped for an hour whilst that was repaired. An additional 30 minutes added to the session to appease the teams.
Sebastian Vettel's lap on hard tyres was good enough to put him third fastest ahead of Esteban Gutierrez in the Sauber.
At the back, Charles Pic and Luiz Razia were some three seconds off the pace, whilst Paul di Resta concentrated on high-fuel runs.
Times from the Jerez pre-season test (Friday):
# Driver Team Time Gap Laps 01. K. Raikkonen Lotus 1:18.148 83 02. J. Bianchi Force India 1:18.175 +0.027 56 03. S. Vettel Red Bull 1:18.565 +0.417 96 04. E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:18.669 +0.521 142 05. J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:18.760 +0.612 92 06. L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:18.905 +0.757 145 07. S. Perez McLaren 1:18.944 +0.796 98 08. V. Bottas Williams 1:19.851 +1.703 92 09. P. de la Rosa Ferrari 1:20.316 +2.168 51 10. C. Pic Caterham 1:21.105 +2.957 109 11. L. Razia Marussia 1:21.226 +3.078 82 12. P. di Resta Force India 1:23.435 +5.287 49