Sebastian Vettel aces the pace in F1 testing

Jerez: Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel continued his positive start to life with Ferrari by going fastest again on a rain affected second day of pre-season testing in Jerez yesterday. The German took nearly two seconds off the fastest time he set on Sunday to record a best time of 1min 20.984secs in his 88 laps.

Sebastian Vettel in action yesterday
Sebastian Vettel in action yesterday 

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton was only fourth fastest, but Mercedes were again leaders on laps completed as the Englishman did 91 before rain and a water leak from a failed part brought his afternoon to an early end.

McLaren's struggles with their new Honda-powered MP4-30 continued as Jenson Button managed just six laps to add to the same number Fernando Alonso completed on Day 1.

Red Bull were also left looking embarrassed when Daniil Kyvat damaged the only front wing they have with them in Jerez early on, which restricted him to just 18 laps.

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