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Live Reporting

Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    Time for us to wrap things up for today but you can read all about how the final day of testing unfolded below, and watch out for Andrew Benson's full analysis of the first test on the BBC Sport website later this evening.

    See you later!

  2. Hamilton sets fastest time in testing

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton ends the first pre-season test fastest - but his Mercedes team-mate George Russell says not to read too much into the times.

    Read Andrew Benson's full report.

    Hamilton sets fastest time in testing

    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton ends the first pre-season test fastest - but his Mercedes team-mate George Russell says not to read too much into the times.

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  3. Post update

    Chris Medland

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    Lewis Hamilton was looking for lap time in those closing stages, with multiple runs on the C4 and C5 compound that saw him go to the top of the times. But he still kept something in his pocket, backing off at the end of his final lap of the test when he was set to improve once again. He officially posts a fastest time of 1:19.138, but his three best sectors add up to a 1:18.629.

  4. Final times

    Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1:19.138– 94 laps

    George Russell (Mercedes) 1:19.233 – 66 laps

    Sergio Perez (Red Bull) – 1:19.556 – 74 laps

    Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 1:19.756 – 59 laps

    Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) 1:19.824 – 48 laps

    Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 1:19.831 – 44 laps

    Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) – 1:20.072 – 92 laps

    Alexander Albon (Williams) 1:20.318 – 94 laps

    Nicholas Latifi (Williams) 1:20.699 – 13 laps

    Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) – 1:20.790 – 86 laps

    Lando Norris (McLaren) 1:20.827 – 52 laps

    Fernando Alonso (Alpine) 1:21.242 – 12 laps

    Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1:21.939 – 41 laps

    Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) 1:22.469 – 40 laps

    Nikita Mazepin (Haas) 1:26.229 – nine laps

    Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) – 1:30.433 – 10 laps

    *Times in bold from the afternoon

  5. Post update

    Lewis Hamilton had sneaked in one more quick lap for good measure, so finishes testing top of the order with 1:19.138.

  6. Chequered flag

    That's it. The final day of testing draws to a close with Lewis Hamilton topping the timesheet ahead of Mercedes team-mate George Russell.

  7. Post update

    Here he is!

    Lewis Hamilton goes fastest of all with 1:19.141. He's not going to be far off 100 laps for the day as well when testing comes to an end soon.

  8. Post update

    Chris Medland

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    As the test winds down, there are still plenty of interested observers in the pit lane. Pat Symonds has been checking out the updates teams are bringing, because the rate of development is so big. There’s also a lot of head scratching going on from different teams, who say they are struggling to understand exactly what the potential of their rivals is because performances have been fluctuating.

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  9. Post update

    Sergio Perez gets to within three tenths of George Russell's time as he does a 1:19.556.

    Lewis Hamilton is also into the 1:19s with 1:19.674.

  10. Post update

    Chris Medland

    F1 journalist in Barcelona

    Not long left for teams to gather the data they’ll be studying back at their respective bases for the next two weeks before the second test in Bahrain. For some there’s pit-stop practice and long running.

    Others, like Red Bull, are heading out to try some softer compounds. Sergio Perez hasn’t had a huge amount of running this week, but he returns to the pits for a front-wing adjust and to simulate a race start from the end of the pit lane.

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  11. Post update

    Into the final half-hour and there are not a lot of cars on the track. Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz have both found a tiny bit more time on their latest laps.

  12. Post update

    Is Lewis Hamilton pushing for the fastest time of the week? He's just clocked a personal best with 1:20.410.

    Lewis Hamilton
  13. Time for the times

    This is your penultimate timesheet of the week...

    1. George Russell (Mercedes) 1:19.233 – 66 laps
    2. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 1:19.756 – 59 laps
    3. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin) 1:19.824 – 48 laps
    4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 1:19.831 – 44 laps
    5. Alexander Albon (Williams) 1:20.318 – 62 laps
    6. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) – 1:20.441 – 52 laps
    7. Nicholas Latifi (Williams) 1:20.699 – 13 laps
    8. Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) – 1:20.790 – 58 laps
    9. Lando Norris (McLaren) 1:20.827 – 52 laps
    10. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) – 1:20.883 – 70 laps
    11. Fernando Alonso (Alpine) 1:21.242 – 12 laps
    12. Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1:21.939 – 41 laps
    13. Pierre Gasly (Alpha Tauri) 1:22.469 – 40 laps
    14. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – 1:23.020 – 73 laps
    15. Nikita Mazepin (Haas) 1:26.229 – nine laps
    16. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) – 1:30.433 – 10 laps
  14. Post update

    Carlos Sainz clocks a personal best with 1:20.883 and he's currently P10 with 64 laps under his belt.

    Lewis Hamilton is the mileage king today, however. He's done 71 this afternoon and still going.