Sebastian Vettel was the fastest driver for the second day running in testing at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Vettel’s best time of 1’23.315 was over a second faster than his best time from yesterday.
Jaime Alguersuari was second-fastest for Toro Rosso ahead of Fernando Alonso.
Rubens Barrichello and Nick Heidfeld moved up to fourth and fifth-fastest with improvements in the last few minutes of the session.
Ricardo Teixeira was given a chance to drive the Lotus T128, taking over the car from Heikki Kovalainen during the day. Kovalainen was delayed by another water leak on the car earlier in the test.
Another face in unfamiliar surroundings was Vitantonio Liuzzi, who drove the HRT for the first time.
Fernando Alonso caused the first of the day’s stoppages when his Ferrari came to a halt at turn four with an electrical problem. He was delayed by a further unspecified technical problem later in the day.
The session was stopped again later due to a problem with a kerb on the track. A third stoppage occured when Paul di Resta’s Force India went into the gravel at turn one.
|1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault RB7||1’23.315||104|
|2||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR6||1’23.519||97||0.204|
|3||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari F150th Italia||1’23.978||90||0.663|
|4||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth FW33||1’24.008||118||0.693|
|5||Nick Heidfeld||Renault R31||1’24.242||41||0.927|
|6||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber-Ferrari C30||1’24.243||125||0.928|
|7||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes W02||1’24.730||131||1.415|
|8||Jenson Button||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-26||1’24.923||54||1.608|
|9||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM04||1’25.194||80||1.879|
|10||Heikki Kovalainen||Lotus-Renault T128||1’26.421||58||3.106|
|11||Vitaly Petrov||Renault R31||1’26.884||61||3.569|
|12||Vitantonio Liuzzi||HRT-Cosworth F110||1’27.044||70||3.729|
|13||Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth MVR-02||1’27.242||66||3.927|
|14||Ricardo Teixeira||Lotus-Renault T128||1’31.584||26||8.269|
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