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Red Bull remain on top for second day at Barcelona // Long runs are on the agenda as pre-season F1 testing continues

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Red Bull have remained at the top of the timesheets for the second day of testing in Barcelona, with Sebastian Vettel taking over driving duties from Mark Webber. Sébastien Buemi finished the day second for Toro Rosso, whilst Vitaly Petrov moved up to third for Renault.

Vettel gets some pitstop practice in before finishing the day on top
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Meanwhile, McLaren had a few mechanical troubles, including issues with the hydraulics, and their attempt at a full Grand Prix distance was thwarted. Lewis Hamilton finished the day fourth for McLaren just ahead of Felipe Massa in the Ferrari.

Further back, Mike Gascoyne sums up the day for Lotus:

Red flag to end the day, 98 laps and a productive day. Jarno in the car tomorrow morning and Heikki taking over at lunchtime

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Trulli ended up ninth, ahead of Pastor Maldonado and Jérôme D'Ambrosio, with seven seconds covering the entire field.

PositionDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:21.865112
2Sébastien BuemiToro Rosso1:22.396120
3Vitaly PetrovRenault1:22.670116
4Lewis HamiltonMcLaren1:22.88857
5Felipe MassaFerrari1:23.324101
6Paul di RestaForce India1:24.334118
7Kamui KobayashiSauber1:24.436107
8Nico RosbergMercedes1:25.807100
9Jarno TrulliLotus1:26.09098
10Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:26.98929
11Jérôme D'AmbrosioVirgin Racing1:28.98264

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