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Felipe Massa leads final day of pre-season testing in Jerez - Two teams clock up more than 100 laps

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Massa heads the field in Jerez
Massa heads the field in JerezCredit: Glenn Dunbar/Williams F1
A wet start to the day
A wet start to the dayCredit: Ker Robertson/Getty
Kamui's comeback with Caterham
Kamui's comeback with CaterhamCredit: Caterham F1
Test drivers out in force
Test drivers out in forceCredit: Sahara Force India Formula One Team

Felipe Massa was the fastest driver on Friday, the final day of testing in Spain before the action moves on to Bahrain. The Williams driver completed 86 laps but was by no means the hardest working driver of the day. Both Fernando Alonso and Kevin Magnussen completed more than 100 laps, whilst the two Mercedes drivers between them managed 132 tours of the circuit.

Once again, the focus was on Red Bull, as Daniel Ricciardo managed to get a lap time on the board but only notched up seven laps. The Red Bull team called it quits at lunchtime and departed from Jerez, intending to go back home and think about what went wrong. Over the course of four days, Red Bull have managed 21 laps compared to McLaren and Ferrari who have about 250, and Mercedes who topped 300.

It's been a very difficult test, we have had numerous Renault issues as well as chassis cooling issues, which have affected our progress. What we have managed to learn shows that the problems should be solvable for the next test in Bahrain. There will now be a lot of focus on the dyno over the next few weeks.

- Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull

Elsewhere, Kevin Magnussen's hard work came to an abrupt end when the McLaren racer spun off in the final hour of the session and crashed into the barriers. He'd already brought out the red flags once already, spinning at the chicane. Adrian Sutil also spun off there, leaving his Sauber beached in the gravel.

2014 testing - Day 4, Jerez
1F MassaWilliams F1 Team1:28.22986
2F AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:29.145115
3D JuncadellaSahara Force India F1 Team1:29.45781
4K MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1:30.806110
5L HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:30.82241
6J BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:32.22225
7A SutilSauber F1 Team1:36.57169
8N RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1:36.95191
9K KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:43.19354
10D KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:44.0169
11D RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:45.3747

Kamui Kobayashi made his Formula One return with Caterham today, participating in his first F1 session since departing the sport in 2012. Kamui impressed the team by working hard, and he in turn thanked them for helping him feel at home really quickly.

Very wet start to our second & final day of running in #Jerez. @Jules_Bianchi getting his first taste of the new #MR03 this morning

Marussia_F1Team Marussia_F1Team

Just for today we can say 'Fernando, Felipe is faster than you.' Nice to see a Williams on top of the test timesheets, however meaningless.

alanbaldwinf1 alanbaldwinf1

Handy Jerez stats via Pirelli: 1470 laps and 6509 kms this week, while last year the teams ran 3531 laps and 15634 kms

adamcooperf1 adamcooperf1

Now we shift focus to Bahrain T02/T03. Cant wait to try the car properly. Once again thanks for all your support this week. #BestFans #ME9

Ericsson_Marcus Ericsson_Marcus

As Marcus so rightly says, all the attention will be on Bahrain, with teams and drivers heading back to the factory to analyse all the data they've gathered and put in tweaks and updates to get even more pace, and hopefully more laps, out of the cars when the second test starts on 19th February.

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