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.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1m35.290s105
02.Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams F1 Team1m36.184s128
03.Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1m36.432s54
04.Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas1m36.624s89
05.Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1m37.700s89
06.Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren Mercedes1m37.825s109
07.Australia Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1m37.908s39
08.United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1m38.610s44
09.Sweden Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1m39.242s56
10.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1m40.599s31
11.Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1m42.285s19