Vettel fastest on final day of F1 testing


Sebastian Vettel wrapped up Ferrari's impressive pre-season testing with the fastest lap on the final day in Barcelona.

Vettel set the quickest time of one minute and 22.852 seconds using the super-soft tyre during the morning session, ensuring he topped the classification for the fifth time in eight days in Spain.

With no one able to surpass the German, Ferrari also head into the new campaign with the fastest overall time in both tests.

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz was closest to the four-time world champion, his quickest lap registering 0.282secs slower on the ultra-soft compound.

There was bad news for defending champion Lewis Hamilton, whose Mercedes encountered difficulties that limited him to just 69 laps and cut out on the main straight at the end of the morning session.

The defending champion's car suffered a transmission problem before Nico Rosberg took over for the afternoon, finishing 13th.