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Massa on top for first day of testing in Jerez // The second session of pre-season running gets underway

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Felipe Massa ruled the timesheets as testing resumed today in Jerez. The Ferrari driver finished the day over half a second faster than second-place Sergio Pérez in the Sauber, who in turn was just slightly ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber.

Felipe Massa gets his Jerez test off to a good start
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Massa also completed the most laps during the day, circling the track 101 times, whilst Pastor Maldonado in the Williams managed only 14. The car suffered some mechanical gremlins with the adjustable rear wing during the first half of the day which meant they could only complete a couple of shorter runs.

Pérez caused one red flag, after stopping out on track, as did Rosberg, who's Mercedes came to a halt halfway through proceedings. Petrov was also the cause of a brief stoppage when he and his Renault spun off into the gravel. Petrov and Heidfeld will be sharing testing duties this week, as Nick is evaluated as a potential replacement for the recovering Robert Kubica.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Felipe MassaFerrari1:20.709101
2Sergio PérezSauber1:21.48394
3Mark WebberRed Bull1:21.52294
4Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso1:21.75531
5Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:21.91458
6Jaime AlguersuariToro Rosso1:22.68942
7Adrian SutilForce India1:23.47228
8Vitaly PetrovRenault1:23.50457
9Nico RosbergMercedes1:23.96367
10Jarno TrulliTeam Lotus1:24.45854
11Timo GlockVirgin Racing1:25.08642
12Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:34.96814

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