Another strong performance for the McLaren duo

McLaren MP4-23The second day of testing saw McLaren once again edge ahead of Ferrari with Lewis Hamilton topping the timesheet, closely followed by Heikki Kovalainen.

The day was dry allowing all teams to complete a good day of testing. The McLaren duo tested out some more developments on their MP4-23 and Hamilton ended the day nearly half a second faster than the quickest Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.

David Coulthard chose to sit the session out the Scottish driver has a neck injury and he chose not to test to ensure that he did not aggravate his neck any further. Sebastien Vettel took his place in the RB4 and finished the day in seventh place.

Unofficial Testing Times (26/02/08)

Pos  Driver        Team                   Time     Laps
 1.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes       1:21.234   81
 2.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes       1:21.434   68
 3.  Raikkonen     Ferrari                1:21.722   72
 4.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota        1:22.309   75
 5.  Massa         Ferrari                1:22.513  102
 6.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari    1:22.516  102
 7.  Vettel        Red Bull-Renault       1:22.558  109
 8.  Kubica        BMW-Sauber             1:22.625   94
 9.  Button        Honda                  1:22.659   67
10.  Liuzzi        Force India-Ferrari    1:22.942   89
11.  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota        1:22.977  100
12.  Trulli        Toyota                 1:23.023   98
13.  Alonso        Renault                1:23.112   77
14.  Barrichello   Honda                  1:23.169   74
15.  Heidfeld      BMW-Sauber             1:23.284   77
16.  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari     1:23.323   98
17.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault       1:23.458   58
18.  Piquet        Renault                1:23.467   45
19.  Glock         Toyota                 1:23.561   80