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. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:33.283 89
02. United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 1:34.957 66
03. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 1:36.718 82
04. Brazil Felipe Nasr Williams F1 Team 1:37.569 87
05. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Lotus F1 Team 1:38.707 59
06. Mexico Sergio Perez Sahara Force India 1:39.258 19
07. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Infiniti Red Bull Racing 1:39.837 15
08. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.472 19
09. Japan Kamui Kobayashi Caterham F1 Team 1:43.027 17
10. Sweden Marcus Ericsson Caterham F1 Team 1:45.094 4
11. France Jules Bianchi Marussia F1 Team no time 5
12. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sauber F1 Team no time 5