Nasr leads the way on second morning of testing

Brazilian Felipe Nasr was quickest in the second morning of this week's Formula One testing at Barcelona.

The Sauber driver put a run on soft tyres to good use to set the benchmark with a 1:24.071 and finished well clear of early pace-setter Nico Rosberg, second for Mercedes, which was back in action after missing yesterday's afternoon session due to problems with the MGU-K.

Sebastian Vettel was third quickest in the Ferrari, and one of the busiest men on track with nearly 70 laps recorded.

Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen in the Toro Rosso - both taking over from their teammates today - completed the top five.

Verstappen got his first taste of the updated Toro Rosso and had a productive morning, completing a grand prix distance.

McLaren had better luck this morning, with Jenson Button managing 44 laps onboard the Honda-powered car after the team solved yesterday's problems.

Force India's new car finally made its track debut in the hands of Nico Hulkenberg, who took to the circuit around 30 minutes before the lunch break.

The German driver did not set a laptime until the very end, however, and covered just fives laps.

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1. Felipe Nasr Sauber-Ferrari 1:24.071   59
2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:25.216 +1.145 65
3. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:25.339 +1.268 69
4. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1:26.032 +1.961 59
5. Max Verstappen Toro Rosso-Renault 1:26.766 +2.695 78
6. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Mercedes 1:28.013 +3.942 50
7. Jenson Button McLaren-Honda 1:28.052 +3.981 44
8. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull-Renault 1:29.294 +5.223 36
9. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:31.165 +7.094 5
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Series Formula 1
Event Barcelona February testing II
Sub-event Day 2
Track Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers Jenson Button , Nico Rosberg , Pastor Maldonado , Sebastian Vettel , Nico Hulkenberg , Valtteri Bottas , Felipe Nasr , Daniil Kvyat , Max Verstappen
Teams Sauber , Mercedes , Force India , Ferrari , McLaren , Williams , Toro Rosso , Lotus F1 Team , Red Bull Racing
Article type Testing report