After Nico Hulkenberg it was Sergio Perez time to set the pace for Force India on the opening day of the final pre-season Formula 1 test in Bahrain.

Sergio_Perez-Bahrain_tests-T01The Mexican moved to the top of the times with a 1m35.290s in the morning, a lap that remained untroubled for the rest of the day as most of the teams focused either on race runs or troubleshooting.

All of the Mercedes-powered teams spent the majority of the day working on race-specification, meaning that the headline times were slightly slower than was often the case last week.

      
Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Mexico Sergio Perez Sahara Force India 1m35.290s 105
02. Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 Team 1m36.184s 128
03. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1m36.432s 54
04. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m36.624s 89
05. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team 1m37.700s 89
06. Denmark Kevin Magnussen McLaren Mercedes 1m37.825s 109
07. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1m37.908s 39
08. United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 Team 1m38.610s 44
09. Sweden Daniil Kvyat Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m39.242s 56
10. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 1m40.599s 31
11. Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 1m42.285s 19