Sergio Perez topped the timesheets for the second day running his Force India-Mercedes, completing 108 laps and recording a best lap of 1m35.570s. The emphasis was very much on reliability and many of the teams were doing race simulations, notably Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso who did 122 laps and completed a race simulation with live pit stops. Daniel Ricciardo was third fastest for Red Bull, having completed 66 laps with a best of 1:35.743s. The team had a slow start because of overnight repairs but it was still a good day for the troubled team. Felipe Massa was fourth quickest after 103 laps in his Williams, with a best of 1m36.507s. The Brazilian did some mechanical and aero tests in the morning and then went for long distance runs in the afternoon.
Jenson Button was next for McLaren but his day was shortened by a gearbox problem after just 52 laps, his best being a 1m36.901s. There was then a gap of a second back to Jules Bianchi who enjoyed 75 laps in his Marussia, with a best of 1m38.092s. The team was able to do a race simulation in the afternoon. Lewis Hamilton was a lowly seventh with a best of 1m39.041s after 89 laps. There was a race simulation in the morning followed by set-up work in the afternoon before he was stopped by a gearbox problem. Jean-Eric Vergne was able to do 61 laps in the Toro Rosso-Renault, with a best of 1m39.636s, while Esteban Gutierrez managed a 1m39.976s in the Sauber, completing 106 laps, including race simulations. Lotus did only 31 laps with Pastor Maldonado, who recorded a best of 1m41.613s before being stopped by a fire. The slowest car was the Caterham of Marcus Ericsson, which stopped early after 55 laps, with a best lap of 1m42.516s.