There are two bits of news concerning Lewis Hamilton that will have sent shudders along the F1 pitlane this week.

The first was the time Lewis set in his McLaren during F1’s last official test session at Barcelona; he was quickest out of all 23 drivers, with a time of 1min 20.472sec, fractionally ahead of Mark Webber’s fiendishly rapid looking Red Bull (1min 20.496sec), Felipe Massa’ Ferrari (1min 20.539sec) and Adrian Sutil in the Force India (1min 20.611sec).

Intriguingly, Nico Rosberg managed to out-pace Michael Schumacher in his Mercedes, just, although they didn’t actually run on the same day, so we still don’t know for sure how close to Schuey Rosberg will get.