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Grosjean quickest for Lotus on Friday
Friday 01st March 2013, 17:35 by TF1T Staff
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The second day of the final test saw drier conditions in the morning, which Lotus's Romain Grosjean capitalised on fully to go quickest with a 1:22.716.
The Frenchman had finished bottom of the times on Thursday due to a hydraulic issue. He put that behind him on Friday though to finish almost half a second quicker than McLaren's Jenson Button in second.
The conditions, whilst improved, weren't ideal. The track was still damp from overnight rain and the temperatures weren't what the teams would have liked in preparation for the Australian GP.
However they tried to make the most of what may be a largely wet weekend. Nico Rosberg completed 120 laps for Mercedes, by far the most. He finished tenth quickest ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
The day saw three red flags, with the final one bringing the session to an end as rain began to fall.
Times from the Barcelona pre-season test (Friday):
# Driver Team Time Gap Laps 01. R. Grosjean Lotus 1:22.716 88 02. J. Button McLaren 1:23.181 +0.465 72 03. P. Maldonado Williams 1:23.628 +0.912 75 04 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:23.743 +1.027 65 05. N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:23.744 +1.028 79 06. A. Sutil Force India 1:24.215 +1.499 62 07. D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:25.483 +2.767 61 08. M. Chilton Marussia 1:25.598 +2.882 75 09. G. van der Garde Caterham 1:26.316 +3.600 48 10. N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:26.655 +3.939 120 11. F. Alonso Ferrari 1:27.878 +5.162 102