Felipe Massa set the fastest time of Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain so far on Saturday, as Sebastian Vettel failed to complete a lap for Red Bull.

Felipe_Massa-Bahrain_tests-S02Williams focused on performance work for Massa’s final day in the car before the Australian Grand Prix weekend, and late in the afternoon the Brazilian, on supersoft tyres, set the quickest time over the two tests at Sakhir this pre-season.

Nico Rosberg – who completed 103 laps despite losing most of the morning due to an engine change – also went out on supersofts and briefly stole top spot from Massa with around 15 minutes to go, but the Williams went back out and beat his time by 0.2 seconds.


Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams F1 Team1m33.258s99
02.Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas1m33.484s103
03.Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1m35.426s87
04.Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1m35.894s88
05.Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1m36.113s81
06.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1m36.205s115
07. France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1m37.087s78
08.Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1m38.083s117
09.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1m42.166s33
10.Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 TeamNo time1
11.Deutschland Sebastian VettelInfiniti Red Bull RacingNo time0