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. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Brazil Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 1m33.258s 99
02. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m33.484s 103
03. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1m35.426s 87
04. Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 1m35.894s 88
05. Russia Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m36.113s 81
06. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1m36.205s 115
07. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1m37.087s 78
08. Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1m38.083s 117
09. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 1m42.166s 33
10. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team No time 1
11. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Infiniti Red Bull Racing No time 0