The revised Red Bull was the talking point before the start of the day, plenty of journalists gathered around the car trying to sneak peak into the changes that Red Bull had done into the new chassis, There was too much of buzz around what has changed around the car and what has not in the all new chassis, The rear wing wing was fully covered and Red Bull tried all in hiding the car from curious people who were trying to take snaps of the car but once it rolled out onto the circuit once could see the changes in Exhaust layout and the new wings. Mark Webber who drove the car for around 70 laps during the day posted Eight fastest time and was just under a second to the pacesetter but he believes that the changes to the car is not a big deal and rather insisted that the team has to do a lot of work because he believes Mclaren and Mercedes are looking so strong and that even the mysterious Ferrari is a team to watch out for in this season.
The other big talking point of the day was that of Mclaren who like Red Bull had brought a major upgrade for the final two days, but unfortunately for them the car's running was hampered by hydraulics problem in the morning and rain in the afternoon leaving Jenson Button to remain optimistic about the upgrades. The Mclaren driver although finishing second with 44 laps to his name admitted that it had a major upgrade but that he felt good about the upgrade. Much of the front end of the Mclaren were revised along with a new floor. The Team will now be hoping for a clear day for Lewis who will driving the car tomorrow
Meanwhile majority of the teams had a proper race simulation in the afternoon, Sergio Perez who was fastest in the Morning continued to be on top throughout the day as the rain interrupted the day's proceedings in the afternoon and the Teams were forced to use Pirelli Inters for the first time this year. The Top nine cars were separated by just 0.839 seconds. Daniel Ricciardo looked strong for the Toro Rosso and he clocked in most number of laps for the day. Ricciardo's 131 lap run included a pitstop practice in the afternoon.
The 'Mysterious' Ferrari who is having an good run in this test looked impressive yet again as Massa clocked in 122 laps posting the fourth fastest laptime. Like others Massa did an race simulation in the afternoon and it is highly looking as if the team had sorted out its issues.
Paul di Resta was fifth fastest for Ferrari and he along with Bruno Senna in the Williams had just above 100 laps to their name, Both Force India and Williams had some issues with their car yesterday and both the Teams should be relived as how the day went by. But Williams actually even today had a mechanical issue forcing Senna to park his car in the middle of his stint.
Heikki Kovalainen, Earlier was complaining that the Team had not tried out a proper qualifying simulation and it was only yesterday that he got a chance to try out the super softs. Kovalainen finished the day at seventh and his laptime was faster then his Friday times. The Team however had a limited running with just 64 laps of running. Caterham's Deputy Team Principal, Riad Asmat is confident that there is more to come from this team and with a little more work they can find more pace from this package and that it was encouraging for him to see the pace and development that the car had made compared to last season.
Nico Rosberg finished the day with 129 laps of running and his laptime was good enough for Ninth. But the much talked about Lotus who were impressive on the first couple of days of this test were having their own issues with a Steering issue in the morning which Kimi was complaining and this meant that the team was forced to change the steering column but Lotus actually had pretty good revisions to the car including new floor, new front and rear wings and even a new barge board. But due to issues with the car, Kimi's running was cut short to 43 laps.
Driver Car Time Laps
1. Sergio Perez Sauber C31 1:22.094 114
2. Jenson Button McLaren MP4-27 1:22.103 44
3. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso STR7 1:22.155 131
4. Felipe Massa Ferrari F2012 1:22.413 122
5. Paul di Resta Force India VJM05 1:22.446 108
6. Bruno Senna Williams FW34 1:22.480 111
7. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham CT01 1:22.630 64
8. Mark Webber Red Bull RB8 1:22.662 70
9. Nico Rosberg Mercedes W03 1:22.932 129
10. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus E20 1:25.620 43