Romain Grosjean, in the Lotus E20 set the fastest time for a second consecutive day during the last winter test session of Formula 1 held at Barcelona, Spain.
The track stayed open for business until 5.30 pm today, the extra half hour added at the end to make up for the fact that the start was delayed, when thick fog in the area meant the Safety Helicopter could not take off.
Third during most of this morning session, Grosjean was busy after lunch, completing a full 60-lap race simulation, running on Pirelli's soft and hard compounds. Late in the day, Grosjean did a series of fast laps, setting the benchmark time of 1m22.614 with just minutes remaining, on a set of soft tires.
Another Frenchman, Jean-Eric Vergne was second quickest in the Toro Rosso Ferrari. The small Italian team completed less laps than planned today, because an engine change was required after a failure towards the end of the morning session. Vergne worked on an aerodynamic evaluation programme, while in the final half hour, the team again carried out pit stop practice drills.
Reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel finished the day ion third place in the Red Bull Renault. He was followed by another two-time champion, Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari. The Spaniard worked on the set-up of the F2012 and on aerodynamics, while in the afternoon, he did a full Grand Prix simulation.