It was Sergio Perez who set the pace for the second consecutive day, as Ferrari and Red Bull showed signs of significant improvement during the final pre-season Formula 1 test in Bahrain.
The Mexican put himself on the top of the timesheet with his first flying lap and a mid-day improvement meant he remained there for the rest of the session, while most of the teams switched attention to completing long runs.
Fernando Alonso was less than a tenth adrift in the new F14-T Ferrari. He completed an impressive long run for the Scuderia in the afternoon and clocked the most laps of any driver on day two at the Sakhir circuit.
Daniel Ricciardo went third fastest for Red Bull. The Australian’s best lap was less than two tenths slower than Perez’s benchmark and easily the quickest by the RB10 since it landed in Bahrain.
|01.||Sergio Perez||Sahara Force India||1m35.570s||108|
|02.||Fernando Alonso||Scuderia Ferrari||1m35.634s||122|
|03.||Daniel Ricciardo||Infiniti Red Bull Racing||1m35.743s||66|
|04.||Felipe Massa||Williams F1 Team||1m36.507s||103|
|05.||Jenson Button||McLaren Mercedes||1m36.901s||52|
|06.||Jules Bianchi||Marussia F1 Team||1m38.092s||75|
|07.||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG Petronas||1m39.041s||89|
|08.||Jean-Eric Vergne||Scuderia Toro Rosso||1m39.636s||61|
|09.||Esteban Gutiérrez||Sauber F1 Team||1m39.976s||106|
|10.||Pastor Maldonado||Lotus F1 Team||1m41.613s||31|
|11.||Marcus Ericsson||Caterham F1 Team||1m42.516s||55|