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

01.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Team1:18.21895
02.United Kingdom Paul di RestaSahara Force India1:19.00395
03.Australia Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:19.13483
04.Australia Mark WebberRed Bull Racing1:19.338101
05.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSauber F1 Team1:19.50299
06.United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GP1:19.51915
07.Mexico Sergio PerezVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:19.57281
08.Brazil Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:19.91478
09.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F1 Team 1:20.69371
10.United Kingdom James RossiterSahara Force India 1:21.27319
11.Holland Giedo van der GardeCaterham F1 Team1:21.31188
12.Brazil Luiz RaziaMarussia F1 Team1:23.53731

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