After torrential rain washed out day two of the crucial Barcelona test, the skies above Circuit de Catalunya brought a better day of weather on Wednesday.
Although some light rain interrupted proceedings for a short time around noon, warm Spanish sunshine mostly set the scene as Ferrari continued its dominance of the pace.
Having taken over the Finn’s F2007, however, Felipe Massa trailed teammate Kimi Raikkonen’s new unofficial circuit record by a few tenths.
A Williams spokeswoman, meanwhile, confirmed that Nico Rosberg was taken to the local hospital for tests after he crashed his FW29 at high speed without setting a lap time.
He was not injured.
Due to Tuesday’s bad weather, the initially three-day test has been extended to include Thursday, but the risk of rain on day four is high.
Along with Williams, Toro Rosso, Super Aguri and Spyker all opted against staying around for the extra day.