Barcelona - day three

Result: Di Resta 5th (1:22.446).

If you read our day two report yesterday you will have seen that there were a total of eight red flags yesterday causing disruption to all teams' programmes.

Today was the complete opposite, time was in abundance as just the one red flag was thrown today. As such, Paul Di Resta managed to complete 108laps of the Spanish circuit with a best laptime of 1:22.446.

We always say that you can't read anything into the laptimes during testing, and there is no difference to that rule today however the gap from 1st-9th was 0.838seconds - that's mega close! If those laptimes do turn out to be the true pace of the cars, then the fans are in for an extraordinary season! Somehow i think things will be different come the first race of the season though ...

Here is what Paul had to say:

"We did a reasonable run; it was good to get a bit of an impression of how the car is over a race distance and where we are. Clearly, there is some work to do. We have identified some problems today, in terms of balance, which we need to work on and I'm sure the guys will take some movement on that overnight to understand it better going into Melbourne. It's very open at the moment. I'm not going to say too much. I'm not going to predict too much because there is a big variation in people's performances at different times. That's the way it is and I'm sure everybody's got the same opinion all the way up the paddock".

Nico Hulkenberg will be back in the car tomorrow. Let's hope for lots of laps on what will be the final day of pre-season testing.

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