Barcelona Testing – Day 2 Round-up

On the second day of testing, a surprise pair topped the timesheets the Toro Rosso drivers of Sebastien Vettel an Sebastien Bourdais. Both drivers were in the 2007 car and outpaced the McLaren of Lewis Hamilton who finished the day in third place. However, it wasn t plain sailing for the Toro Rosso team both drivers caused red flags when they stopped on-track.

Kubica showed that BMW are continuing to make progress, finishing in fifth place, although the Polish driver suffered a small mechanical issue which left him stranded on track early in the session.

Honda were once again disappointing Button lost some time after suspected steering problems left him in the garage for a small part of the morning session. His woes continued on-track when he brought out a red flag having stopped on track. The British driver eventually finished in 13th place, just ahead of the Force India car of Tonio Liuzzi.

Unofficial times for Day 2 of testing at Barcelona (2 February 2008)

Pos  Driver      Team                  Time      Laps
 1.  Vettel      Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:21.679   89
 2.  Bourdais    Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:21.782   88
 3.  Hamilton    McLaren-Mercedes      1:22.135   80
 4.  Kovalainen  McLaren-Mercedes      1:22.511   70
 5.  Kubica      BMW-Sauber            1:22.833   90
 6.  Alonso      Renault               1:22.938  115
 7.  Piquet      Renault               1:23.002  115
 8.  Webber      Red Bull-Renault      1:23.020   75
 9.  Heidfeld    BMW-Sauber            1:23.070   94
10.  Coulthard   Red Bull-Renault      1:23.322   85
11.  Rosberg     Williams-Toyota       1:23.347   34
12.  Nakajima    Williams-Toyota       1:23.948   40
13.  Button      Honda                 1:23.959   58
14.  Liuzzi      Force India-Ferrari   1:24.263   61