Lotus flies high while Mercedes hits the wall.

F1 Testing Jerez Day 1Second day of testing at Jerez was a good one for Romain Grosjean who managed to put his E21 on top of the time sheets. On the other hand, Mercedes had another run of bad luck with the new W04 and ended the day into the tyre wall.
Yesterday Nico Rosberg ended his session much sooner than he would have wanted and the same can be said for Hamilton today. He completed only 15 laps before an apparent brake failure put him into the tyre wall at the Dry Sack corner. Later on Hamilton told Sky Sports News: “We had a failure with one of the brake pipes and so when I hit the brakes they didn’t work and I just went straight on, it was pretty heavy but it wasn’t as bad as I have had in the past.”

The only other driver with major problems was Marussia’s Luiz Razia who also had to cut his run short due to some engine problems.

Jerez – pre-season practice 2 results

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team 1:18.218 95
02. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:19.003 95
03. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:19.134 83
04. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1:19.338 101
05. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sauber F1 Team 1:19.502 99
06. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GP 1:19.519 15
07. Mexico Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:19.572 81
08. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari 1:19.914 78
09. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 Team 1:20.693 71
10. United Kingdom James Rossiter Sahara Force India 1:21.273 19
11. Holland Giedo van der Garde Caterham F1 Team 1:21.311 88
12. Brazil Luiz Razia Marussia F1 Team 1:23.537 31

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