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Formula One: Alonso fastest as Mercedes pile on the miles

Published on Jan 31, 2014 8:32 PM
 
Ferrari Spanish driver Fernando Alonso walks during a testing session at Jerez racetrack, on Jan 30, 2014, in Jerez. Alonso gave the home fans something to cheer about on Friday, Jan 31, 2014, as he was fastest on the fourth and final morning of pre-season testing in Jerez, southern Spain. -- PHOTO: AFP

JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain(AFP) - Ferrari's Fernando Alonso gave the home fans something to cheer about on Friday as he was fastest on the fourth and final morning of pre-season testing in Jerez, southern Spain.

In wet conditions following heavy overnight rain, the Spaniard posted a best time of 1min 35.334secs from 55 laps.

Germany's Nico Rosberg was second fastest as he continued to give the Mercedes W05 a thorough workout, completing 91 laps in little over three hours to take the team's overall count past 250 for the week.

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen also built on his impressive start as, after going fastest on his first run with the team on Thursday afternoon, he was down in third after getting another 43 laps under his belt.

 
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