Sergio Perez remains at top on day two

Bahrain (2) Day Two in a Nutshell

Times

  1. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:35.570
  2. Fernando Alonso – Ferrari – 1:35.634
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:35.743
  4. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:36.506
  5. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:36.901
  6. Jules Bianchi – Marussia – 1:38.092
  7. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:39.041
  8. Jean-Eric Vergne – Toro Rosso – 1:39.636
  9. Esteban Gutierrez – Sauber – 1:39.976
  10. Pastor Maldonado – Lotus – 1:41.613
  11. Marcus Ericsson – Caterham – 1:42.516

Laps

  1. Fernando Alonso – 122
  2. Sergio Perez – 108
  3. Esteban Gutierrez – 106
  4. Felipe Massa – 104
  5. Lewis Hamilton – 89
  6. Jules Bianchi – 75
  7. Daniel Ricciardo – 66
  8. Jean-Eric Vergne – 61
  9. Marcus Ericsson – 55
  10. Jenson Button – 52
  11. Pastor Maldonado – 33

Red flags – 4
Total number of laps completed – 871

Sergio Perez kept Force India on top for a second day in a row after setting the fastest lap on day two in Bahrain. He was marginally ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who completed an impressive 122 laps. In a change to the form we have seen thus far in testing, it was Mercedes cars who had problems. Jenson Button’s McLaren lost drive in the morning and cost him significant time in the afternoon. Lewis Hamilton’s running was curtailed by a gearbox problem.

The first red flag of the day was caused by Hamilton, who’s car came to a halt in the gravel trap. The second red flag was brought out when Button stopped out on track due to the aforementioned problem. Pastor Maldonado brought out the third red flag while the fourth and final red flag of the day was caused by Marcus Ericsson. Maldonado’s Lotus had a minor fire while out on track while Ericsson’s Caterham caught fire on its out-lap. The afternoon was spent focussing on long runs for most teams, with Red Bull enjoying their most successful day to date – completing 66 laps on the way on the way to third fastest lap time. It was also a more positive day for Jules Bianchi.

Mercedes-powered cars completed 353 laps, while Ferrari-powered cars completed 303 laps while Renault powered cars completed 215 laps. 

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