After the wet-weather testing of the morning concluded, Kimi Raikkonen resumed his place on top of the standings when the dry tyres came out. However, in the penultimate hour of the test, Max Verstappen set a faster laptime than the Finn, finishing the day on a 1:21.839. After Verstappen did this lap, however, Raikkonen fought back with a flurry of fast laps, first going down to a 1:21.324, then eventually into the 1:20’s.

Toro Rosso lost a fair portion of their afternoon running through an engine change, which resulted in Daniil Kvyat only managing to record one lap. With that being said though, it beats McLaren, who have done yesterday’s and today’s running on their third power unit of the test.

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Stoffel Vandoorne running the intermediate tyres. (via McLaren on Twitter)

Williams confirmed early in the day they would not be able to go and do any laps today, after Lance Stroll’s crash on Day 3. After this, Williams driver Lance Stroll copped some more heat online, as the website dedicated to Stroll’s crashing was relaunched by a different person after the original was taken down last night.

Unlike those teams, Haas got a nice amount of laps in, and so did Mercedes, despite an electrical problem slowing them down and preventing Lewis Hamilton’s morning running in the W08. Valtteri Bottas got some good running in the Mercedes during the afternoon though, bringing up an impressive amount of laps. However, he was nowhere near the top of the standings, which makes things interesting…

View our reports of the other days here:
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

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