Mercedes increases gap over rivals in Spain


The 2014 F1 borefest continues as Mercedes starts to show their real hand. In the Saturday morning practice for the Spanish GP in Barcelona both Mercedes drivers increased their advantage over their rivals – fastest in 100% of the sessions, 100% of the qualifying and leading 100% of the laps.

Nico Rosberg tuned the fastest lap with a time faster than yesterday at 1m25.887s to top his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by almost a full second and 1.3 seconds over everyone else. However, Hamilton was running full tanks and just playing with him. In qualifying this afternoon it is expected Hamilton will put the hammer down.

Fernando Alonso was third for Ferrari at 1m27.188s, ahead of the Williams of Felipe Massa and the Lotus of Romain Grosjean.

The Red Bull team continues to be out to lunch with their 2014 lemon.


Pos Driver Team Time Behind Laps
1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m25.887s +0.000s 16
2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m26.756s +0.869s 9
3. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m27.188s +1.301s 15
4. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m27.223s +1.336s 10
5. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m27.682s +1.795s 18
6. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 1m27.806s +1.919s 16
7. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m27.808s +1.921s 12
8. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m28.006s +2.119s 11
9. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 1m28.076s +2.189s 19
10. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m28.085s +2.198s 20
11. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m28.101s +2.214s 12
12. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m28.242s +2.355s 16
13. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m28.298s +2.411s 16
14. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m28.419s +2.532s 16
15. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m28.571s +2.684s 13
16. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m28.668s +2.781s 13
17. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m28.715s +2.828s 16
18. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m28.865s +2.978s 18
19. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m30.169s +4.282s 15
20. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m30.670s +4.783s 12
21. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1m30.712s +4.825s 18
22. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m31.559s +5.672s 19

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