Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011

Vettel on top again in Barcelona test

2011 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011
Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Barcelona, 2011

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.

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
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

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