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Alonso tops day 2 in Valencia test // Ferrari and Red Bull continue to do battle in Spain

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Ferrari pipped Red Bull to the top spot today, as Alonso broke through the 100 lap mark to complete his week's running. Felipe Massa is due in the car tomorrow. Vettel and Webber shared testing duties today, with Vettel coming in second, but Webber much lower down the order.

Lotus begin testing but fall at the first hurdle with steering troubles
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Mercedes completed a more productive day, whereas the mechanical gremlins moved on to Lotus. Kovalainen completed just 15 laps before his running was curtailed by a power steering issue. Technical chief Mike Gascoyne explained:

Testing finished for today due to power steering problem. Need to get it back to the uk and fixed and rebuilt overnight ready for morning

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There were a total of four red flags throughout the day, doubling the number spotted in yesterday's opening round of testing. The culprits this time included Barrichello, Rosberg and Buemi, who all stopped with car trouble, and Paul di Resta who suffered a quick spin.

Tomorrow is the final day of testing in Valencia before the action moves on to Jerez next week.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:13.307108
2Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:13.61443
3Paul di RestaForce India1:13.844111
4Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:14.35383
5Robert KubicaRenault1:14.412104
6Nico RosbergMercedes1:14.64569
7Timo GlockVirgin Racing1:15.40834
8Rubens BarrichelloWilliams1:16.02351
9Sergio PérezSauber1:16.19842
10Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:16.26629
11Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso1:16.35946
12Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso1:16.47464
13Mark WebberRed Bull1:17.36517
14Narain KarthikeyanHRT1:17.76980
15Heikki KovalainenTeam Lotus1:20.64915

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