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Summary

  1. Sebastian Vettel OK after crashing into barrier
  2. McLaren's Carlos Sainz sets fastest 2019 testing time but then breaks down
  3. Alonso becomes McLaren ambassador, Sirotkin named as Renault's reserve driver
  4. Afternoon session 13:00 to 17:00
  5. Testing finishes on Friday
  6. Get involved: Your reaction to Alonso becoming McLaren ambassador #bbcf1

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    That is the end for today's live page. Stay across the BBC Sport website for a report on today's action and here are a couple of other stories for you.

    Thanks for joining us and there are two more days of testing to go. Same again tomorrow? Good. I'll see you at 08:00 GMT.

  2. Post update

    Those are some serious numbers that these drivers have produced today. What an effort. Sainz, Raikkonen, Grosjean, Verstappen, Kvyat, Hamilton and Kubica all through the 100-lap mark

  3. How the drivers did

    1. Carlos Sainz (McLaren, 1:17.144, 130 laps)
    2. Sergio Perez (Racing Point, 1:17.848, 88 laps)
    3. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari, 1:18.195, 40 laps)
    4. Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo, 1:18.209, 113 laps)
    5. Romain Grosjean (Haas, 1:18.330, 120 laps)
    6. Max Verstappen (Red Bull, 1:18.395, 128 laps)
    7. Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso, 1:18.682, 101 laps)
    8. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes, 1:18.941, 74 laps)
    9. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes, 1:18.943, 102 laps)
    10. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault, 1:19.056, 58 laps)
    11. Robert Kubica (Williams, 1:19.367, 130 laps)
    12. Daniel Ricciardo (Renault, 1:22.597, 72 laps)

    No time - Charles Leclerc (Ferrari, 1 lap)

    Tyres

    Sainz, Perez, Raikkonen and Kubica C4 (second softest)

    Grosjean C5 (softest)

    Ricciardo C2 (second hardest)

    Everyone else C3 (medium)

  4. Stop!

  5. Post update

    Ferrari have left it late, very late, but they've managed to get Charles Leclerc out on track.

  6. Get Involved

    #bbcf1

    Dale Foster: I can’t help thinking that the first few corners of the season in Melbourne will be very interesting. I'm expecting some newcomers to the front of the grid with Gasly and Leclerc expected to be up the front, both more experienced in the midfield wheel banging!

  7. Post update

    Carlos Sainz, the fastest man of the day, is out looking to see if he can go even quicker.

  8. Post update

    Another late mover is Kimi Raikkonen, jumping up to fourth with an effort of 1:18.209 in his 109th lap of the day.

  9. Perez up to second

    And then, from nowhere, Sergio Perez zooms up to second. He had been ninth and nowhere exciting, but a 1:17.842 is a fantastic flourish late on. Well played sir, well played.

  10. Hooray for Haas

    We hoped for someone to throw on the softest tyres possible and see what they can do right at the end. Seems like Haas are going to do just that.

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  11. Get Involved #bbcf1

    Keynote Dude: The best thing about this week so far has been Williams' reliability. Whether or not they're the fastest, that car hasn't had any big problems and that delights me given last week's commotion.

  12. The centurions...

    • Carlos Sainz (McLaren, 118 laps)
    • Max Verstappen (Red Bull, 114 laps)
    • Robert Kubica (Williams, 108 laps)
    • Romain Grosjean (Haas, 107 laps)
    • Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo, 104 laps)
    • Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso, 101 laps)

    A round of applause to you all.

  13. Another Ferrari update

    Ferrari say they may well still run this afternoon, although they had better hurry up as there is not much time left.

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  14. Get Involved

    #bbcf1

    Luke Marshall: It’s funny how we’re constantly reminded not to read too much into testing lap times/performance etc but how everyone gets carried away when McLaren do something positively noteworthy (myself included)