Sergio Perez set the fastest time of the second day of the Barcelona testing, with a lap that was eight-tenths faster than the best time on Tuesday. The time was three-tenths faster than Sebastian Vettel’s best in the Red Bull. Perez completed nearly 100 laps in his McLaren, while Vettel managed 84 in the Red Bull. Kimi Raikkonen was kept off the track for much of the morning because of a gearbox problem but completed 43 laps later in the day and ended up third overall, with a best of 1m22.697s.
Lewis Hamilton had a trouble-free day and ran 121 laps with a best of 1m22.726s, while Fernando Alonso did 76 laps for a best time of 1m23.247s, his day ending early because of problems with an exhaust pipe. Valtteri Bottas was sixth fastest in the new Williams, having completed 98 laps to record a best of 1m23.561s, while Daniel Ricciardo was next with a lap of 1m23.718s after 70 laps.
Paul di Resta had another day at the wheel of the Force India and clocked a 1m23.971s after 62 laps, while Nico Hulkenberg was ninth overall in his Sauber, with a best of 1m24.205s after 88 laps. This was well clear of the best time set by Max Chilton in the Marussia, a 1m25.115s after 67 laps, while Charles Pic brought up the rear in the Caterham, completing 102 laps with a best of 1m26.243s.