Nico Rosberg kept the Mercedes on top of the time sheets for the second consecutive day in in Formula 1 testing in Bahrain, and setting the fastest time of the week while rival Red Bull continued its miserable pre-season.

Nico_Rosberg-and-Lewis_Hamilton-Mercedes_GPThe three-time grand prix winner became the only driver to break into the 1m33s with a blistering set of short runs on Pirelli’s soft tyre in the morning before completing a race run of more than 50 laps in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, Red Bull managed just 15 laps with Daniel Ricciardo as the team encountered yet more problems with its troublesome new car.

The team parked the RB10 early with software and mechanical issues and spent much of the afternoon working furiously on the car in the garage.


Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas1:33.28389
02.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren Mercedes1:34.95766
03.Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1:36.71882
04.Brazil Felipe NasrWilliams F1 Team1:37.56987
05.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Team1:38.70759
06.Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force India1:39.25819
07.Australia Daniel RicciardoInfiniti Red Bull Racing1:39.83715
08.France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.47219
09.Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:43.02717
10.Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team 1:45.0944
11.France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Teamno time5
12.Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Teamno time5