Kevin Magnussen put McLaren-Mercedes on top of the time sheets on the second day of testing in Bahrain. He lapped the track in 1m34.910s, but did only 46 laps, a lot less than some others. Nico Hulkenberg was second for Force India but the lap was 1.5secs slower than Magnussen’s, which suggests they were using different tyres. The Hulk did 59 laps with a best of 1m36.445s. Ferrari concentrated on distance running with Fernando Alonso Ferrari doing 97 laps with a best of 1m36.516s, while Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg did 85 laps with a best of 1m36.965s. Valtteri Bottas was next in the Williams-Mercedes, clocking a 1m37.328s after a massive 116 laps.
Kamui Kobayashi was sixth fastest for Caterham-Renault with a 1m39.855s after 66 laps, while Sebastian Vettel finally got some laps in the Red Bull, completing 59 laps with a best of 1m40.340s,
Jean-Eric Vergne was next for Toro Rosso-Renault with a 1m40.609s lap after 58 laps, Esteban Gutierrez was next for Sauber with a 1m40.717s after 55 laps, while there were continued teething problems for Romain Grosjean (Lotus-Renault) who did 18 laps only and Max Chilton (Marussia-Ferrari ), who did just 17 laps.