Rosberg tops day one of Bahrain testing

Tuesday 08th April 2014, 17:49 by TF1T Staff 

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Nico Rosberg set the pace on day one of the two-day Bahrain test, topping the timing chart by over three-tenths from Force India's Nico Hulkenberg.

The times were far slower than those posted during the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend, with Rosberg 2.5 seconds down on his pole lap alone.

Fernando Alonso was third, almost a second down on the Mercedes driver's best time, whilst McLaren's Kevin Magnussen wasn't far behind the Spaniard.

Whilst Rosberg completed 121 laps, the most of anyone, Williams and Lotus managed just 28 and 16 respectively. Whilst Williams were pleased, having completed their test programme, Lotus admitted it as frustrating after struggling with its power unit.

In-Season Test - Bahrain:

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
01 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.897   121
02 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:36.064 0.367 69
03 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:36.626 0.929 68
04 K. Magnussen McLaren 1:36.634 0.937 102
05 V. Bottas Williams 1:37.305 1.608 28
06 M. Chilton Marussia 1:37.678 1.981 60
07 D. Ricciardo Red Bull 1:38.326 2.629 91
08 S. Sirotkin Sauber 1:39.023 3.326 76
09 R. Frijns Caterham 1:40.027 4.330 63
10 P. Maldonado Lotus 1:40.183 4.486 16
11 D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:40.452 4.755 67

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