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