The Straits Times
Published on Feb 09, 2013

F1: Raikkonen on top, Massa takes week's best


JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain, (AFP) - Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen clocked the best time on the final day of Formula One testing on Friday but Ferrari's Felipe Massa remained the only driver to break 1min 18sec all week.

Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, took his Lotus to a time of 1min 18.148sec off 83 laps with Force India's test driver Jules Bianchi, eager for a full-time season drive, in second spot on 1:18.175.

Triple world champion Sebastian Vettel was third fastest in 1min 18.565sec after completing 96 laps in his Red Bull.

Raikkonen and Bianchi also had the honour of clocking the week's second and third best times, but neither were able to better Ferrari driver Massa's time of 1:17.879 set on Thursday.