Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Maldonado tops the times in the morning session of the second day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya

(©Ben Johnston 2014)

The Lotus F1 Team's Pastor Maldonado set the fastest time of this morning's session on the second and final day of the in season test at the Barcelona Circuit de Catalunya. The Venezuelan set the pace with 1m 21.311s on his way to completing 43 laps.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was second fastest after a difficult morning yesterday the Finn had a far more productive session this morning completing 43 laps setting a time of 1m 27.210s. Following a dominant performance at the Grand Prix on Sunday Mercedes Nico Rosberg was third fastest, 1.1s behind Maldonado. 

Esteban Gutierrez took over running for the Sauber F1 Team from Giedo Van Der Garde and the Mexican was fourth fastest completing 37 laps for the Swiss based outfit.

Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat set the fifth fastest time just ahead of the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel who was only out on track towards the end of the morning session. The German completed 15 laps and was 2.716s behind Maldonado's Lotus.

Following Max Chilton topping the time sheets on Tuesday his team mate Jules Bianchi was seventh fastest for the Marussia F1 Team.

Williams Martini Racing's test and development driver Susie Wolff recovered from an earlier spin into turn 10 and 11 by completing 27 laps on her way to 8th place. The Scot finished just ahead of McLaren's young driver Stoffel Vandoorne who completed 72 laps for the Woking based outfit. 

The Force India Formula One team's Daniel Juncadella was the last driver to set a time in 10th place 5.4s behind Maldonado.

Testing concludes this afternoon before the team's head back to their headquarters prior to heading to the Monaco Grand Prix for the next race on Sunday 25th May.

©Ben Johnston 2014

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