It was Sergio Perez who set the pace for the second consecutive day, as Ferrari and Red Bull showed signs of significant improvement during the final pre-season Formula 1 test in Bahrain.

Sergio_Perez-Bahrain_tests-F01The Mexican put himself on the top of the timesheet with his first flying lap and a mid-day improvement meant he remained there for the rest of the session, while most of the teams switched attention to completing long runs.

Fernando Alonso was less than a tenth adrift in the new F14-T Ferrari. He completed an impressive long run for the Scuderia in the afternoon and clocked the most laps of any driver on day two at the Sakhir circuit.

Daniel Ricciardo went third fastest for Red Bull. The Australian’s best lap was less than two tenths slower than Perez’s benchmark and easily the quickest by the RB10 since it landed in Bahrain.

Team

Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1m35.570s108
02.Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1m35.634s122
03.Australia Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1m35.743s66
04.Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams F1 Team1m36.507s103
05.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1m36.901s52
06. France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1m38.092s75
07.United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas1m39.041s89
08.France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1m39.636s61
09.Mexico Esteban GutiérrezSauber F1 Team1m39.976s106
10.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team 1m41.613s31
11.Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1m42.516s55