Barcelona Testing: Day 2 with Kimi

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After losing the entire morning while his Lotus underwent a gearbox change, Kimi Raikkonen managed 43 laps in the afternoon.

He jumped to third quickest with his first outing and remained there, half a second behind Perez.

Today's times:

Pos  Driver             Team          Time       Gap     Laps  Tyre
 1.  Sergio Perez       McLaren       1m21.848s           97   Soft
 2.  Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull      1m22.197s  +0.349   84   Soft
 3.  Kimi Raikkonen     Lotus         1m22.697s  +0.849   43   Medium
 4.  Lewis Hamilton     Mercedes      1m22.726s  +0.878   121  Hard
 5.  Fernando Alonso    Ferrari       1m23.247s  +1.399   76   Medium
 6.  Valtteri Bottas    Williams      1m23.561s  +1.713   98   Soft
 7.  Daniel Ricciardo   Toro Rosso    1m23.718s  +1.870   70   Medium
 8.  Paul di Resta      Force India   1m23.971s  +2.123   62   Medium
 9.  Nico Hulkenberg    Sauber        1m24.205s  +2.357   88   Medium
10.  Max Chilton        Marussia      1m25.115s  +3.267   67   Soft
11.  Charles Pic        Caterham      1m26.243s  +4.395   102  Medium


Kimi Raikkonen’s morning was massively restricted by a gearbox change. The Finn managed just four laps, none of them timed, just one day after speaking of his frustration as a data issue limited Lotus’s mileage.

Morning times:
Pos  Driver              Team            Time       Gap     Laps        
 1.  Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull        1m22.197s          43
 2.  Lewis Hamilton      Mercedes        1m22.726s  +0.529  64
 3.  Sergio Perez        McLaren         1m22.743s  +0.546  35
 4.  Fernando Alonso     Ferrari         1m23.247s  +1.050  28
 5.  Valtteri Bottas     Williams        1m23.561s  +1.364  53
 6.  Daniel Ricciardo    Toro Rosso      1m23.718s  +1.521  46
 7.  Paul di Resta       Force India     1m23.971s  +1.774  41
 8.  Nico Hulkenberg     Sauber          1m24.638s  +2.441  39
 9.  Charles Pic         Caterham        1m26.985s  +4.788  52
10.  Max Chilton         Marussia        1m28.900s  +6.703  32
11.  Kimi Raikkonen      Lotus           -                   4

Follow Live Commentary with Autosport:

12:02 Only four laps and no times at all from Raikkonen. His big hope for Wednesday was more mileage after Tuesday’s disruptive data issue, but a gearbox problem has kept Lotus in the garage for most of the morning.

10:21 Some news from the Lotus camp, where Raikkonen has managed just four laps so far this morning:

@Lotus_F1Team: “We can officially deny any rumours that we’re having an exceptionally long breakfast; we’re changing gearbox. Running will be resumed soon.”

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