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Vettel fastest in testing

2012-02-21 19:28

Barcelona - Germany's two-time defending Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel posted the fastset time in testing here on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Red Bull driver clocked a fastest lap time of 1min 23.265sec in his 79-lap spell on the circuit.

Testing continues here till Friday and there will be a final series of testing back here from March 1-4 before the teams travel to Australia for the opening race of the season in Melbourne on March 18.

Times:

1. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull-Renault) 1min 23.265sec 79 laps

2. Nico Hulkenberg (GER/Force India-Mercedes) 1:23.440 97

3. Lewis Hamilton (GBR/McLaren-Mercedes) 1:23.590 114

4. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:23.618 76

5. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari) 1:24.100 75

6. Michael Schumacher (GER/Mercedes-AMG) 1:24.150 51

7. Sergio Perez (MEX/Sauber-Ferrari) 1:24.219 66

8. Bruno Senna (BRA/Williams-Renault) 1:25.711 97

9. Heikko Kovalainen (FIN/Caterham-Renault) 1:26.035 31

10. Romain Grosjean (FRA/Lotus-Renault) 1:26.809 7

11. Charles Pic (FRA/Marussia-Cosworth) 1:28.026 121

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