Ferrari drivers Vettel and Räikkönen topped the fastest times' chart in the third practice session. Vettel was five tenths faster than his teammate. Red Bull's drivers managed to score faster laps than Mercedes, which once again failed to score times within the top four. Mercedes' Paddy Lowe told Sky F1 this was their current "true pace", and seemed quite worried about the situation.
McLaren's Alonso scored 7th fastest time, only hundreds away from the two Mercedes drivers, closely followed by both Toro Rosso drivers and Sauber's Marcus Ericsson.
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing