Raikkonen fastest, Vettel struggles in final testing in Barcelona

Updated: 04 March 2012 22:50 IST

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen, driving a Lotus, clocked the best time on the final day of pre-season Formula One testing at Montmelo on Sunday.

Raikkonen fastest, Vettel struggles in final testing in Barcelona

Barcelona:

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen, driving a Lotus, clocked the best time on the final day of pre-season Formula One testing at Montmelo on Sunday.

The Finn, who has returned to the sport after a spell in the World Rally Championship, timed 1min 22.030sec after completing 121 laps.

In sharp contrast, defending world champion Sebastian Vettel was the slowest on the day with a time of 1:23.608 in his Red Bull after his team managed just 23 laps.

The 2012 Formula One season gets underway in Melbourne on Macrh 18.

Times:

1. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Lotus-Renault) 1min 22.030sec (121 laps), 2. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari) 1:22.250 (115), 3. Bruno Senna (BRA/Williams-Renault) 1:22.296 (53), 4. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Force India-Mercedes) 1:22.312 (101), 5. Kamui Kobayashi (JPN/Sauber-Ferrari) 1:22.386 (72), 6. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes) 1:22.430 (115), 7. Vitaly Petrov (RUS/Caterham-Renault) 1:22.795 (101), 8. Michael Schumacher (GER/Mercedes-AMG) 1:22.939 (100), 9. Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Williams-Renault) 1:23.347 (48), 10. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:23.393 (100), 11. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull-Renault) 1:23.608 (23)

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