2013 F1 testing
Nico Rosberg led the way as F1 testing resumed at the Circuit de Catalunya.
The Mercedes driver set the fastest time in the last half-hour of the session, producing a 1’22.616 on medium tyres.
But the team again did not enjoy a trouble-free day. Rosberg was sidelined by a gearbox fault in the morning.
Moments after he set the day’s top time Kimi Raikkonen almost replicated it on the same tyres. He ended up second-fastest, 0.007s off the Mercedes.
Sebastian Vettel led the times for most of the afternoon, but ended up fourth-quickest on a 1’22.965.
Fernando Alonso had his first day at the wheel of the Ferrari F138 and did most of his running on the hard tyres. He ended the test third-fastest having covered more laps than anyone else.
The Williams FW35 logged an impressive 86 laps in Pastor Maldonado’s hands following its launch this morning. He ended the day fifth.
Stoppages for Sauber and Caterham caused the day’s two red flags.
|1||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes W04||1’22.616||54||Medium|
|2||Kimi Raikkonen||Lotus-Renault E21||1’22.623||44||0.007||Medium|
|3||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari F138||1’22.952||110||0.336||Medium|
|4||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault RB9||1’22.965||66||0.349||Medium|
|5||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Renault FW35||1’23.733||86||1.117||Soft|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8||1’23.884||73||1.268||Hard|
|7||Sergio Perez||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28||1’24.124||77||1.508||Medium|
|8||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM06||1’24.144||82||1.528||Medium|
|9||Esteban Gutierrez||Sauber-Ferrari C32||1’25.124||68||2.508||Hard|
|10||Max Chilton||Marussia-Cosworth MR02||1’26.747||65||4.131||Soft|
|11||Charles Pic||Caterham-Renault CT03||1’27.534||49||4.918||Hard|
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