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. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Mexico Sergio Perez Sahara Force India 1m35.570s 108
02. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1m35.634s 122
03. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1m35.743s 66
04. Brazil Felipe Massa Williams F1 Team 1m36.507s 103
05. United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 1m36.901s 52
06. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team 1m38.092s 75
07. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m39.041s 89
08. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1m39.636s 61
09. Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 Team 1m39.976s 106
10. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 1m41.613s 31
11. Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1m42.516s 55