Grosjean quickest in Barcelona again on day 2

By on Friday, March 2, 2012

© Lotus F1 Team

Romain Grosjean set the fastest time for the second successive day after a lap of 1.22.614 was quick enough to leave Barcelona on top. The Frenchman will hand over his E20 to Kimi Raikkonen for the remaining two days. Grosjean also completed race simulation that featured some fast, consistent times as he pounded around the Circuit de Catalunya 123 times - more than any of his rivals.

The day got off to a slow start after heavy fog postponed running for half an hour. The lost time was subsequently made up at the end of the day.

The morning session was a disjointed affair as the action was frequently stopped - there were a total of eight red flags, including one for Michael Schumacher's stranded Mercedes after he ran into the gravel in Turn 5. Jean Eric Vergne, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg and Pastor Maldonado were all responsible for the stoppages.

The test resumes tomorrow.

1  Grosjean Lotus  1m22.614s 124
2  Vergne Toro Rosso  1m23.126s  +0.512 31
3  Vettel Red Bull  1m23.361s  +0.747 85
4  Alonso Ferrari  1m23.447s  +0.833 125
5  Kovalainen Caterham  1m23.828s  +1.214 104
6  Kobayashi Sauber  1m23.836s  +1.222 77
7  Hulkenberg Force India  1m23.893s  +1.279 33
8  Schumacher Mercedes  1m23.978s  +1.364 79
9  Hamilton McLaren  1m24.111s  +1.497 65
10  Senna Williams  1m24.925s  +2.311 48
11  Maldonado Williams  1m25.801s  +3.187 20

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