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Vettel said, "We had issues with reliability and couldn't do as many laps as we wanted but it's better that these things happen today rather than in Australia. It was nothing dramatic, just small things. We had to stop the car once as we saw a small loss of pressure and then towards the end of the day it looks like after the stop the wheel wasn't on properly. We are pretty happy with the car, with the balance, how it feels."
Raikkonen faced some issues for a second day running, but did manage to catch a snooze while the team worked on his car. Today it was a gearbox issue after yesterdays problems with data logging. Even though he managed to get out only later in the afternoon, he still managed to run 43 laps and set his best time with the medium tyre.
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Alonso closed off the top 5, one and a half seconds off Perez's pace and he set his time on the medium tyre. An exhaust problem, which might be related to the one we saw in Jerez, saw him complete just 76 laps by the end of the day. He has one more day of testing in the second test, before Felipe Massa gets back into the F138 for the final day on Friday.
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Paul di Resta, who was behind Daniel Ricciardo in the Toro Rosso, was going through the paces before he hands over his car to Adrian Sutil and Jules Bianchi for their shootout to figure out who gets the final race seat available on the grid. Nico Hulkenberg finished off the time sheets ahead of the two not so new teams remaining in the paddock with Marussia ending up a full second ahead of the Caterham yet again.
2012 best time in testing at Barcelona - 122.030 by Kimi Raikkonen in the Lotus
2012 best time in qualifying at Barcelona - 1.21.707 Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren
Barcelona Testing Time - Day 2
1. Perez - McLaren - 1.21.848
2. Vettel - Red Bull - 1.22.197
3. Raikkonen - Lotus - 1.22.697
4. Hamilton - Mercedes - 1.22.726
5. Alonso - Ferrari - 1.23.247
6. Bottas - Williams - 1.23.561
7. Ricciardo - Toro Rosso - 1.23.718
8. Di Resta - Force India - 1.23.971
9. Hulkenberg - Sauber - 1.24.205
10. Chilton - Marussia - 1.25.115
11. Pic - Caterham - 1.26.243