5 Mar 2012

Raikkonen tops times in Barcelona

12:19 pm on 5 March 2012

The Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen wrapped up his Formula One comeback preparations with the fastest times in the final pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Raikkonen, who has returned to F1 after a 2 year break, completed 121 laps in his Lotus and recorded a time just ahead of the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso.

However Ferrari say their new car is unlikely to be a winner, or even in the podium places, when the season starts in Australia in two weeks' time.

Meanwhile double world champion Sebastian Vettel had a frustrating day, completing just 23 laps in his Red Bull.