Massa quickest as Vettel completes half a lap

Felipe Massa pushed his Williams to the top of the timing screens on the third day of pre-season testing in Bahrain, just pipping Nico Rosberg's best time.

The Brazilian held the top spot for much of the morning, but was surpassed by Rosberg's Mercedes toward the end of the day, but a final run for Massa put him back on top with a 1:33.258 - the fastest time seen so far and under a second off Rosberg's 2013 pole position lap time of 1:32.330.

Rosberg managed 100 laps which was bettered only by Nico Hulkenberg in the Force India and Marcus Ericsson in the Caterham.

Kimi Raikkonen's 1:35.487 was over two seconds slower, but the Finn looked to be concentrating on longer runs in the Ferrari F14-T.

It was a disaster for Red Bull and Sauber though as they failed to set a single timed lap.

Sebastian Vettel managed half a lap in the RB10 before it stopped on circuit and then attempted another, but failed to make it out of the pits.

Bahrain Testing Times (Saturday):

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01 F. Massa Williams 1:33.258
94
02 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:33.484 +0.226 100
03 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:35.487 +2.229 79
04 K. Magnussen McLaren 1:35.894 +2.636 80
05 D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:36.113 +2.855 68
06 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:36.205 +2.947 108
07 J. Bianchi Marussia 1:37.087 +3.829 71
08 M. Ericsson Caterham 1:38.083 +4.825 106
09 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:42.166 +8.908 33
10 S. Vettel Red Bull No Time   1
11 A. Sutil Sauber No Time   1
12 K. Kobayashi Caterham No Time   0