(Scuderia Ferrari SpA via Twitter)
Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time this morning as day 2 of testing got underway in Jerez, Spain. The German who was fastest on day 1 set the benchmark of a 1m 20.984s, which was 1.506s faster than world champion, Mercedes AMG PETRONAS F1 Team’s Lewis Hamilton who is in the car for the first time today.
Scuderia Toro Rosso rookie driver Max Verstappen was third fastest this morning with a time of 1m24.167s completing 42 laps of the Jerez circuit so far.
The Sauber F1 Team’s Felipe Nasr was fourth fastest for the Swiss based outfit setting a time of 1m 24.338s which was good enough for third place on the time sheets. The Brazilian has been busy this morning as he has completed over forty laps so far on his first day in the C34.
Valtteri Bottas was fifth fastest for the Williams Martini Racing Team setting a time of 1m 24.923s. The Finn ended the morning just ahead of Pastor Maldonado who is driving the Mercedes powered E23. The Enstone outfit who missed the opening day of the test have confirmed that Maldonado will be in the car on Tuesday as well meaning that for this test Romain Grosjean will get just one day in the car.
McLaren Honda’s Jenson Button has completed a handful of laps in the MP4-30 and is currently the last driver to have set a time as the Woking based outfit continue systems checks. The 2009 world champion set a time of 1m 54.655s.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Daniil Kvyat had a frustrating morning as on his opening lap he went off the circuit at Turn 2 and broke the front wing of the RB11 and has yet to set a time as a result as the team have no spares available and are waiting for a new wing to be flown out to Jerez.
© Ben Johnston 2015