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Hamilton ends Bahrain test quickest for Mercedes
Wednesday 09th April 2014, 22:20 by TF1T Staff
Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes on top during the second and final day of testing at the Sakhir International Circuit in Bahrain on Wednesday.
The Briton, fresh from his race win at the same circuit, posted an unbeatable 1:34.136 during the morning session and then went on to complete the most running.
Jean-Eric Vergne's late afternoon run moved him to second on the timing screens, albeit over 1.4 seconds down on the dominant Mercedes pace.
Kevin Magnussen also made a late sprint to place third, knocking Sergio Perez down to fourth.
Ferrari enjoyed a terrible day, completing just 12 laps with Fernando Alonso behind the wheel before they found a crack in the chassis, resulting in them calling it a day before the session had ended.
Lotus suffered yet another engine-failure after just 16-laps, despite running reduced power.
In-Season Test - Bahrain (day 2):
# Driver Team Time Gap Laps 01 L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:34.136 118 02 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:35.557 1.421 63 03 K. Magnussen McLaren 1:36.203 2.067 26 04 S. Perez Force India 1:36.586 2.450 62 05 D. Ricciardo Red Bull 1:37.310 3.174 65 06 J. Bianchi Marussia 1:37.316 3.180 93 07 G. van der Garde Sauber 1:37.623 3.487 77 08 F. Alonso Ferrari 1:37.912 3.776 12 09 M. Ericsson Caterham 1:39.263 5.127 66 10 F. Nasr Williams 1:39.879 5.743 64 11 R. Grosjean Lotus 1:43.732 9.596 16
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