Vettel tops timesheet on second day of testing at Barcelona

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F1 Test, Barcelona, Circuit de Catalunyaes

Sebastian Vettel topped the times on the second day of testing at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona. His time set just on Pirelli's new ultra-softs before noon remained best as teams focused on longer runs in the afternoon.

Due to the reduced number of testing days this year, teams are attempting to get more done on a single day, resulting in a massive amount of laps completed by most cars. A new all-time record was set, predictably, by Mercedes as Nico Rosberg completed 172 laps, another 14 more than Hamilton's record from the day before.

He wasn't the only one doing a lot of work however, as 8 from the 11 cars today on track completed more than 100 laps.

Renault Sport F1 was not among those active teams, as Jolyon Palmer felt his car come to a 70 minutes into the afternoon session. A bit later, he reported that was the end of the day for him, stuck on just 42 laps, but still more than what they managed the day before.

Apart from Palmer's red flag, only Sebastian Vettel brought out reds. As that happened just 4 minutes before the scheduled end of the session, the day was closed altogether.

For notes on the morning session, please check our earlier report.

Results

Pos.CarDriverTeamBestGapLaps
05Sebastian VettelFerrari1'22"810-125
03Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1'23"525+00"715112
11Sergio PérezForce India1'23"650+00"840101
06Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1'24"867+02"057172
09Marcus EricssonSauber1'25"237+02"427108
21Esteban GutiérrezHaas1'25"524+02"71479
77Valtteri BottasWilliams1'25"648+02"838134
94Pascal WehrleinManor1'25"925+03"11571
14Fernando AlonsoMcLaren1'26"082+03"272119
10º30Jolyon PalmerRenault1'26"189+03"37942
11º33Max VerstappenToro Rosso1'26"539+03"729121