Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011

Alonso fastest in second day of Valencia test

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011
Fernando Alonso, Ferrari, Valencia, 2011

Fernando Alonso put the Ferrari F150 on top of the times in the second day of testing in front of thousands of his fans in Valencia.

Team mate Felipe Massa takes over the car tomorrow.

Sebastian Vettel was second fastest ahead of Paul di Resta.

The Force India driver completed the most laps – 111 – and brought the red flags out early on after spinning at turn two.

Another early interruption came after Rubens Barrichello experienced an electrical failure on his Williams.

Jaime Alguersuari had a spin in his Toro Rosso but was able to return to the track and later handed his car over to Sebastian Buemi.

Barrichello also shared driving duties with Pastor Maldonado.

Red Bull divided the running between their two drivers as well but Mark Webber only made it out onto the track 40 minutes before the session ended.

His running was interrupted by Buemi, whose Toro Rosso came to a halt just after the pit lane entrance with quarter of an hour left to run. The session restarted with eight minutes left.

Power steering problems in the new Lotus T128 limited Heikki Kovalainen to just 15 laps. Mike Gascoyne said the team are flying the part back to Britain overnight for repairs.

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
1 Fernando Alonso Ferrari F150 1’13.307 108
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’13.614 43 0.307
3 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes VJM03 1’13.844 111 0.537
4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 1’14.353 83 1.046
5 Robert Kubica Renault R31 1’14.412 104 1.105
6 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth F110 1’14.472* 80 1.165
7 Nico Rosberg Mercedes W02 1’14.645 69 1.338
8 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 1’15.408 34 2.101
9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth FW33 1’16.023 50 2.716
10 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari C30 1’16.198 42 2.891
11 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth FW33 1’16.266 29 2.959
12 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6 1’16.359 46 3.052
13 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6 1’16.474 64 3.167
14 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault RB7 1’17.365 17 4.058
15 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault T128 1’20.649 15 7.342

*It is believed the timing system reported Karthikeyan’s best time incorrectly. HRT have not issued a best time of the day for Karthikeyan.

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