Lewis Hamilton fastest in Barcelona

Lewis Hamilton during a press conference on February 4, 2013
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Lewis Hamilton runs a full second quicker than any of his rivals in this morning's pre-season tests in Barcelona.

Lewis Hamilton has set the fastest time on the penultimate day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Hamilton's Mercedes continued to show impressive pace as it clocked a time of 1:20.558, a full second quicker than Adrian Sutil in the Force India.

Felipe Massa was another tenth behind Sutil in the Ferrari, with Pastor Maldonando coming fourth before lunch for Williams.

The majority of the field will be back in action this afternoon, minus Kimi Raikkonen who is absent through illness.

Maldonando will also take a break from the afternoon session, with Valtteri Bottas standing in for Williams.

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TeamPoints
1Mercedes357
2Ferrari318
3Red Bull184
4Force India101
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari202
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes188
3Valtteri BottasMercedes169
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari116
6Max VerstappenRed Bull67
7Sergio PerezForce India56
8Esteban OconForce India45
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso35
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Fernando AlonsoMcLaren10
16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0
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