Rio Haryanto quickest on Day 2

Indonesian driver sets fastest laptime at Bahrain International Circuit

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By Olivier Ferret

20 March 2014 - 15:35

The second day of testing at Bahrain International Circuit opened this morning under overcast skies and in cooler temperatures. Jolyon Palmer, Takuya Izawa and Stoffel Vandoorne were quick to take to the track, but it was Conor Daly who topped the timesheets on soft Pirelli tyres early into the session. Fellow countryman Alexander Rossi became the first man to dip under 1m41s today, but Daly went even quicker and lapped the track in 1:40.233. It was then Mitch Evans who found some extra pace to break under the 1m40s barrier. His laptime was bettered by Palmer by two hundredths, the Briton clocking in a time of 1:39.854.

A few drops of rain fell over the track, but most of the field opted to put on the softer compounds and it was Rio Haryanto’s time to shine: the Indonesian driver managed to set a blazing laptime of 1:39.129 – three tenths quicker than last year’s pole position. Haryanto’s teammate Rossi went out on track for another attempt at topping the timesheet but ended a hairsbreadth away from the Indonesian. In the final stages, Julian Leal edged Raffaele Marciello out of third. Behind the Italian, Palmer, Evans, Vandoorne, Stéphane Richelmi, Rene Binder and Kimiya Sato rounded out the top ten.

After the lunch break, the temperatures rose and Daniiel De Jong was the early pace setter. He remained top for most of the session as drivers focused on race simulations and pitstop practices. With one hour left on the clock, Daniel Abt went quickest on Hard compounds, but De Jong on Soft Pirelli tyres soon improved on the German’s laptime and regained control of the timesheet.

In the closing stages, laptimes started to tumble down and the fight for the top spot saw Jon Lancaster, Vittorio Ghirelli and Johnny Cecotto successively hit the front, but at the chequered flag, De Jong reclaimed P1 with a 1:40.508 – two tenths quicker than Cecotto (also on Soft compounds). Leal was able to find some extra pace on Hard Pirelli tyres to move up to third in the dying minutes ahead of Ghirelli, Lancaster, Simon Trummer, Facu Regalia, Abt, Felipe Nasr and Arthur Pic.

The final day of pre-season testing will start again at 9am local time.

Morning results

#DriverTeamLaptimeLaps
1. Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:39.129 32
2. Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:39.173 31
3. Julian Leal Carlin 1:39.538 22
4. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1:39.704 33
5. Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1:39.854 31
6. Mitch Evans RT RUSSIA TIME 1:39.870 15
7. Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:39.913 32
8. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1:40.045 29
9. Rene Binder Arden International 1:40.126 15
10. Kimiya Sato Campos Racing 1:40.154 25
11. Nathanael Berthon Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:40.190 18
12. Artem Markelov RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:40.191 18
13. Conor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:40.233 10
14. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax 1:40.250 19
15. Andre Negrao Arden International 1:40.314 19
16. Takuya Izawa ART Grand Prix 1:40.678 30
17. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:40.786 26
18. Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:40.840 24
19. Johnny Cecotto Trident 1:40.842 15
20. Vittorio Ghirelli Trident 1:40.991 25
21. Daniiel de Jong MP Motorsport 1:41.041 10
22. Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1:41.106 22
23. Jon Lancaster MP Motorsport 1:41.166 40
24. Simon Trummer Rapax 1:41.586 29
25. Facu Regalia Hilmer Motorsport 1:43.748 39
26. Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1:43.796 30

Afternoon results

#DriverTeamLaptimeLaps
1. Daniiel de Jong MP Motorsport 1:40.508 19
2. Johnny Cecotto Trident 1:40.779 19
3. Julian Leal Carlin 1:40.882 21
4. Vittorio Ghirelli Trident 1:41.235 14
5. Jon Lancaster MP Motorsport 1:41.277 17
6. Simon Trummer Rapax 1:41.436 29
7. Facu Regalia Hilmer Motorsport 1:41.476 25
8. Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1:41.746 10
9. Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:41.998 24
10. Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:42.354 38
11. Rene Binder Arden International 1:42.393 31
12. André Negrao Ardent International 1:43.007 29
13. Mitch Evans RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:43.839 27
14. Artem Markelov RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:43.877 26
15. Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1:43.910 32
16. Nathanaël Berthon Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:43.179 32
17. Conor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:44.276 31
18. Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:44.381 24
19. Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:44.458 46
20. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1:44.632 17
21. Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1:44.818 26
22. Takuya Izawa ART Grand Prix 1:44.895 46
23. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax 1:45.151 38
24. Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:45.240 33
25. Kimiya Sato Campos Racing 1:45.348 33
26. Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:45.443 35

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