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Rosberg tops day one of Bahrain testing
Tuesday 08th April 2014, 17:49 by TF1T Staff
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:
# Driver Team Time Gap Laps 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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