Romain Grosjean quickest on second day of testing in Barcelona

Grosjean sets pace in Barcelona
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Lotus driver Romain Grosjean tops the timesheet on the second day of final pre-testing in Barcelona ahead of the Formula 1 season.

Lotus Renault driver Romain Grosjean made the most out of the second day of the last pre-season testing in Barcelona by recording the fastest time.

The Frenchman completed the afternoon's session on the rain-interrupted Circuit de Catalunya in 1:22.716, 0.465 seconds faster than McLaren's Jenson Button.

Williams secured the third-quickest time of the day with Pastor Maldonado, while last season's champion Sebastian Vettel finished the session on 1:23.743.

Yesterday, Red Bull's Mark Webber topped the timesheet.

Fastest times of Barcelona pre-season testing, day two:

1. Romain Grosjean - Lotus-Renault 1:22.716
2. Jenson Button - McLaren-Mercedes 1:23.181
3. Pastor Maldonado - Williams-Renault 1:23.628
4. Sebastian Vettel - Red Bull-Renault 1:23.743
5. Nico Hulkenberg - Sauber-Ferrari 1:23.744
6. Adrian Sutil - Force India-Mercedes 1:24.215
7. Daniel Ricciardo - Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:25.483
8. Max Chilton - Marussia-Cosworth 1:25.598
9. Giedo van der Garde - Caterham-Renault 1:26.316
10. Nico Rosberg - Mercedes 1:26.655
11. Fernando Alonso - Ferrari 1:27.878

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