Michael Schumacher led the way in the second day of testing in Jerez.
The Mercedes driver was a few hundredths of a second faster than Ferrari’s Felipe Massa at the end of the session.
Massa was the busiest driver of the test, racking up over 100 laps for the second day in a row.
Jenson Button drove the McLaren MP4-26 for the first time and ended up third-quickest, six-tenths of a second off Schumacher.
A series of red flags interrupted today’s running, the first coming when Jaime Alguersuari’s Toro Rosso stopped on the track early on in the day.
A few other drivers had off-track moments which caused the session to be stopped, including Vitaly Petrov, Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado.
The latter crashed his Williams at turn four, damaging the front and rear wings and rear suspension. He had also lost time while the team fixed a fault on the Kinetic Energy Recovery System.
Jarno Trulli also lost time with a mechanical problem which ended his running halfway through the day. The team are flying in spare parts from the factory overnight in time for Heikki Kovalainen’s session tomorrow.
|1||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes W02||1’20.352||112|
|2||Felipe Massa||Ferrari F150th Italia||1’20.413||116||0.061|
|3||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26||1’21.009||69||0.657|
|4||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6||1’21.214||72||0.862|
|5||Mark Webber||Red Bull-Renault RB7||1’21.613||112||1.261|
|6||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes VJM04||1’21.780||73||1.428|
|7||Sergio Perez||Sauber-Ferrari C30||1’21.857||56||1.505|
|8||Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02||1’22.208||57||1.856|
|9||Vitaly Petrov||Renault R31||1’22.493||64||2.141|
|10||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth FW33||1’22.591||37||2.239|
|11||Jarno Trulli||Lotus-Renault T128||1’23.216||40||2.864|
2011 F1 testing
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- Vergne completes third day on top in Abu Dhabi
- Young Drivers Test Day 2 in pictures
- Vergne stays quickest on second day of test
- Italian F3 pair complete Ferrari test
- Jean-Eric Vergne leads first day of young drivers test
- McLaren cover least test distance with new car
- Rosberg: Mercedes are “on the up”
- Second Barcelona test day 5 in pictures
- Hamilton: reliability and pace concerns for McLaren