Barrichello quickest on Day 2

On the second day of testing in Barcelona, Rubens Barrichello was the man to beat, setting q quickest time of 1:18.928. The Brazilian driver was on slick tyres in a Honda car which sported a revised front wing.

Fisichella was a surprise second in his Force India car however he was over a second behind Barrichello. Massa was the best of the runners using grooved tyres, posting a time in the low 1:20s. Hamilton, Heidfeld and Alonso were the only other drivers to post times on grooved tyres.

Renault introduced a new engine cover fin today, however there were no massive improvements in performance Alonso managed to bring his R26 home with the sixth quickest time of the session. The Spanish driver also caused the only red flag of the day when he stopped on-track with a suspected engine problem.

Unofficial Times for Day 2 Testing:

Pos  Driver        Team                   Time      Laps
 1.  Barrichello   Honda                  1:18.928   77
 2.  Fisichella    Force India-Ferrari    1:19.721   79
 3.  Massa         Ferrari                1:20.283  113
 4.  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault       1:20.392   87
 5.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes       1:20.452   96
 6.  Alonso        Renault                1:20.616  118
 7.  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota        1:20.800  115
 8.  Glock         Toyota                 1:20.870  112
 9.  Heidfeld      BMW-Sauber             1:20.981   97