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Massa on top, as Red Bull failed to complete a lap in penultimate test day

F1+Testing+Bahrain+Day+Three+4QMDmTNBhlrxFelipe Massa quickest in penultimate day of 2014 pre-season test in Bahrain, as Red Bull failed to complete a lap.

Nico Rosberg set second fastest lap, following the morning session renovate. They complete 103 laps with new mileage parts in the w05 power-unit led to an engine modify; today upgrade programs not hurt their usual performance.

Kimi Räikkönen managed the top three positions, but again the Italian squad struggled with pre-season problems. In the morning session they have spent the more time in garage, finally Kimi completed 87 laps; tomorrow Fernando Alonso will take duty in F14 T.

Sebastian Vettel for the first time appears this week with R10, but he just has done one lap only. After the installation lap today, team checking the car over for around 30+ minutes, the mechanics decide run again, but this time Vettel only made it as far as the end of the pit lane before stopping.

McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen, Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat and Force India returnee Nico Hülkenberg followed in a closely-matched group, all avoiding major drama and racking up useful mileage for their respective teams.

Sauber and Lotus were the other teams in problems. Both managed one lap before Adrian Sutil pulled to a stop at the pit entry with smoke coming out of the C33.

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