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Live Reporting

By Niamh Lewis

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Max Verstappen and Jos Verstappen
    Image caption: "Dad, you did glue Mercedes' DAS steering wheel down, yeah?"
  2. That's it from pre-season testing

    Six days, done; hundreds of laps, done; and lots of data collected for the teams to sift through in the next two weeks before the Australian Grand Prix.

    From here you can read Andrew Benson's report, read a great story about the current Formula E championship leader Mitch Evans.

    View more on twitter
  3. Post update

    Andrew Benson

    BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer

    Opaque statement from FIA: "After thorough technical investigations, the FIA has concluded its analysis of the operation of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 Power Unit and reached a settlement with the team.

    "The specifics of the agreement will remain between the parties.

    "FIA and Ferrari have agreed to a number of technical commitments that will improve monitoring of all Formula 1 Power Units for forthcoming seasons as well as assist FIA in other regulatory duties in F1 and its research activities on carbon emissions and sustainable fuel."

  4. Post update

    Cast your minds back to late last year and you might remember Ferrari were under investigation for the performance of their engine relating to fuel flow regulations explained here...

    The FIA have released a statement with their verdict.

  5. Final times

    final lap times
  6. Bottas finishes with fastest time

    Bottas has set the fastest time during the pre-season testing.

    Here's how he ranks alongside previous years fastest times

    Fastest times
  7. Bottas remains quickest

    Testing is over. Valtteri Bottas remains quickest both today and overall. And in that final session Max Verstappen made it to just 0.073 secs behind him.

    Full results to follow.

  8. McLaren are progressing, kinda

    Dan Knutson

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    Lando Norris said that McLaren has made steps in certain areas of the car but not in others.

    “I agree with Lando,” Carlos Sainz said, “mainly in that we’ve added some good downforce to the car, and we are happier here than we were 12 months ago. The car feels much better, especially in sector one and two, we tend to look very good, we are very well balanced. The last sector today looked a bit better, but still our weakness and something we need to keep working on.

    “And the rest will dictate how happy or sad we are depending on Melbourne qualifying and see how much we are losing or gaining compared to others. I think there are still differences in how teams are running in fuel loads and engine modes. We need to take that into account.

    “We cannot make too many conclusions, we need to keep analysing ourselves, we’re doing a pretty good job in dissecting our performance levels in different sectors and trying things to make it better.”

  9. Post update

    Kevin Magnussen has finally managed to get out of the garage, and Carlos Sainz has also just gone back out in the remaining 13 minutes.

  10. Post update

    Dan Knutson

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    Alpha Tauri team principal Franz Tost says it would not be fair for F1 races to be staged this year if some team personnel are not allowed to travel to those races because of restrictions due to the coronavirus.

    “If teams cannot run for whatever reason…I have not thought about this and I’m not the decision-maker,” he said, “but I think it will be unfair to start the season because this is a big disadvantage to whoever it is.”

    As Alpha Tauri is based in Italy where cases of the virus have been confirmed.

    “Everything is changing hourly,” Tost said, “and this makes it difficult. From our side we had to change all the flights to Australia because most of our flights were booked via Singapore or Hong Kong or Dubai. It was not easy in the process is still going on. In the factory we had to send out information to the people how to behave; traveling is reduced; we don’t want to have visitors. Also here at the test visitors who were coming from the red zone in Italy were not allowed to come. All this kind of stuff to prevent complications.”

    So far, other than postponing the Chinese Grand Prix, Formula 1 has made no firm decisions about the races in Australia, Bahrain and Vietnam.

    “I’ve just spoken to (Formula 1 CEO) Chase Carey,” Tost said, “and as soon as there is any important news, which they have to send to the teams, then the teams will be informed. But currently everything is changing hourly. So once everything has been decided then we will be informed. The best is if we don’t get any information because that means just going on.”

    Franz Tost
  11. Get Involved

    Sven: Calling it now, at some point this season Mercedes' DAS is going to get stuck in the 'straight' position

  12. Post update

    39 minutes left, and Max just went for what looked like a flying lap... until he ruined it in the final sector.


    He's in fourth on the board on the softs 0.214 secs behind Bottas.

    Image caption: The main grandstand, control tower, pit buildings, paddock, medical centre and parking lots at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as the final day of pre-season testing heads into its final hour.
  13. Williams surprised by Latifi

    williams f1 car

    Claire Williams has been full of praise for Nicholas Latifi, despite not letting him go to the toilet...

    "I've been pleasantly surprised by Nicholas (Latifi), he's done a fantastic job I feel sorry for him that the track time we had lost was on the days he was running."

    "He did 745km, he wasn't allowed to get out and go to the bathroom - or the washroom as he called it. He had a great run yesterday."

    Last year the team arrived late to testing, and their season didn't get much better as they only scored a single point, but in hindsight, it was what they needed says Williams:

    "It was crucifying to have that happen to us, it was so humiliating but it did happen.

    "Hindsight is a great thing, but I'm always pleased it did happen because we hit rock bottom and we had to place the issues in the team and we've done so much work behind the scenes."

  14. Post update

    Not much running for Kevin Magnussen today... one hour to go and only 16 laps completed.

    Earlier team boss Guenther Steiner said it's it's close in the midfield and time will tell come qualifying in Australia.

    View more on twitter
  15. Look at these concept livery designs

    From World Cup kits to drivers helmets, we take a look at some of the best fan designed concept liveries.

    How does this Liverpool one make you feel?

    Liverpool F1 car
  16. Bottas is getting quicker

    He's beaten his own laptime by one tenth, but will he beat the fastest time from testing so far which was a 1:15.732 also set by him last week?

    Maybe not if the track is cooling...

  17. Radio message - To Russell

    "Track temperatures dropping to 19, it's cooling off."