Sergio Perez was quickest for McLaren on the second day of testing in Barcelona.
Perez’s lap of 1’21.848 was two-tenths faster than the quickest time seen in testing at the Circuit de Catalunya last year and four-tenths quicker than the pole position time at last year’s Spanish Grand Prix.
As was the case yesterday, Sebastian Vettel headed the times for much of the session. The Red Bull driver caused the first red flag of the day when his car stopped at the pit lane exit 45 minutes before the end of the session.
It was another day of limited running for Kimi Raikkonen. He lost several hours’ running due to a gearbox problem, having been delayed by a telemetry fault yesterday.
After spending much of the session in the pits he quickly set the third-fastest time after he rejoined the track.
Lewis Hamilton had a busy day for Mercedes, completing 121 laps in the W04. Charles Pic was the only other driver to pass the hundred laps mark, enjoying better reliability from his Caterham on the second day.
The session effectively ended when Max Chilton stopped on the track with five minutes to go, causing a second red flag. Marussia had paused their running earlier in the day so their engineers could spend time evaluating the data they had gathered.
|1||Sergio Perez||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28||1’21.848||97||Soft|
|2||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault RB9||1’22.197||84||0.349||Soft|
|3||Kimi Raikkonen||Lotus-Renault E21||1’22.697||43||0.849||Medium|
|4||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes W04||1’22.726||121||0.878||Hard|
|5||Fernando Alonso||Ferrari F138||1’23.247||76||1.399||Medium|
|6||Valtteri Bottas||Williams-Renault FW35||1’23.561||98||1.713||Soft|
|7||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8||1’23.718||70||1.870||Medium|
|8||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM06||1’23.971||62||2.123||Medium|
|9||Nico Hulkenberg||Sauber-Ferrari C32||1’24.205||88||2.357||Medium|
|10||Max Chilton||Marussia-Cosworth MR02||1’25.115||67||3.267||Soft|
|11||Charles Pic||Caterham-Renault CT03||1’26.243||102||4.395||Medium|
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