Barcelona test ends with Kobayashi fastest

By on Friday, February 24, 2012

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Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi ended the second test in Barcelona atop the timing screens after a morning lap of 1:22.312 was fast enough to ensure his place above his rivals.

The final day of the test saw hefty running for most drivers. Pacesetter Kobayashi lapped the Circuit de Catalunya 145 times, closely followed by Nico Rosberg (139) and Pastor Maldonado (134).

Most of Friday's red flags were caused by teams running low fuel tests, although Paul di Resta lost the rear of his VJM05 exiting Campsa in the morning session and got stuck in the gravel.

Heikki Kovalainen lost most of the morning after Caterham noticed an engine problem and required a chance. Marussia abandoned the test towards the end of the day after failing to fix a problem on the MVR-02, meaning that Charles Pic didn't even get a lap in.

The test resumes next Thursday, March 1st, in Barcelona with the running extended to five days as Red Bull and Ferrari have elected to run from March 2nd to 5th.

1  Kobayashi Sauber  1m22.312s 145
2  Maldonado Williams  1m22.561s  +0.249 134
3  Di Resta Force India  1m23.119s  +0.807 101
4  Button McLaren  1m23.200s  +0.888 115
5  Massa Ferrari  1m23.563s  +1.251 103
6  Webber Red Bull  1m23.774s  +1.462 85
7  Vergne Toro Rosso  1m23.792s  +1.480 92
8  Rosberg Mercedes  1m23.843s  +1.531 139
9  Kovalainen Caterham  1m26.968s  +4.656 70

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