Hamilton ends Bahrain test quickest for Mercedes

Wednesday 09th April 2014, 22:20 by TF1T Staff 

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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):

#DriverTeamTimeGapLaps
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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