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F1: Nico Rosberg goes quickest in Bahrain in-season test

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Formula 1 teams and drivers were back in action two days after the Grand Prix of Bahrain for the first 2014 in–season test.

At the end of the day, Nico Rosberg, second in Sunday’s race, set the pace today with a time of 1m35.697. The German completed 121 laps, the equivalent of two race distances in his W05.

Sahara Force India took today second place on the 11-car timesheet with Nico Hulkenberg ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, whose F14 T stopped on track in the morning.

McLaren rookie Kevin Magnussen finished fourth ahead of Valtteri Bottas of Williams, Max Chilton of Marussia and Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull Racing.

Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin completed more than 300 km in the Sauber, which is a requirement to receive the super licence.

Best times of the day:

1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m35.697 121 laps
2 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1m36.064 69 laps
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m36.626 68 laps
4 Kevin Magnussen McLaren 1m36.634 102 laps
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1m37.305 28 laps
6 Max Chilton Marussia 1m37.678 60 laps
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1m38.326 91 laps
8 Sergey Sirotkin Sauber 1m39.023 76 laps
9 Robin Frijns Caterham 1m40.027 62 laps
10 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1m40.183 16 laps
11 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1m40.452 67 laps