Valtteri Bottas tops the timesheets at the end of day 2 in Bahrain
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas came out on top by the end of the day, after numerous other drivers spent time in and out of the top spot.
Day 2 of pre-season testing has come to a close, and one Mercedes driver found himself atop the timesheets.
Valtteri Bottas completed the fastest lap by the end of today’s testing run at 1:30.289 on the C5 tyres.
Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly followed closely behind Bottas, just +0.124 off the pace on the same C5’s, while his new teammate, Yuki Tsunoda, finished 11th after running in the morning session for 57 laps.
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After some time at the top of the timesheets, McLaren’s Lando Norris finished out the day in fourth on soft C4 Pirelli’s, while Daniel Ricciardo finished ninth overall after leading the morning session, marking another impressive day for the Woking-based team.
Finishing fifth was Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi, who ran 125 laps, landing his position on the favoured C5 compound.