Fernando Alonso was the only driver to set a lap time at the third day of pre-season testing in Barcelona, which read a 2:18.545. Teams arrived at the circuit this morning to find it covered in snow, with temperatures dangerously low for F1's tyres.
While the green flag was originally meant to wave at 9 AM local time, that was delayed until 12 PM in the afternoon. Much of the morning was spent waiting for news on how the day would proceed. When the green light was shown, nobody rushed out to get onto the circuit.
In fact, it was an hour and 13 minutes after the track went green before a car pulled out of the pitlane. It was Alonso in the McLaren, who would spend the afternoon recurring back onto the circuit for more nothing more than installation laps, before setting a lap time minutes before the end of the session.
Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley set two installation laps each, while Marcus Ericsson and Robert Kubica both took to the track once before returning to the pit-lane immediately.
Teams missed out on a major amount of running today, but it is expected that the conditions will be much more ideal on Thursday. It will mark the final day of testing this week before it kicks off again next Tuesday.