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Published: 15:36 | 13/5/16

Rosberg sets Barcelona standard

Championship leader Nico Rosberg clocked the fastest time of the second free practice session ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix.

Ferrari recorded a one-two in the morning session but it was Rosberg who ended the day as the fastest man in the track, posting a lap time of 1:23.922 midway through the session.

Kimi Raikkonen was second, 0.254seconds adrift with Lewis Hamilton taking third for Mercedes ahead of morning pacesetter Sebastian Vettel.

Toro Rosso driver Carlos Sainz Jr took fifth ahead of Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo with Fernando Alonso seventh for McLaren.

Max Verstappen was eighth for Red Bull, less than two tenths of a second behind Ricciardo, while Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg completed the top ten.

Spanish Grand Prix - Practice 2 Results:
Pos Driver Car Gap Laps

1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m23.922s
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 0.254s
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0.719s
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1.095s
5 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Ferrari 1.209s
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1.272s
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1.420s
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Renault 1.453s
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1.515s
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1.531s
11 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1.786s
12 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1.971s
13 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1.977s
14 Kevin Magnussen Renault 2.322s
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso/Ferrari 2.453s
16 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 2.569s
17 Jolyon Palmer Renault 2.848s
18 Pascal Wehrlein Manor/Mercedes 3.038s
19 Rio Haryanto Manor/Mercedes 3.330s
20 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 3.890s
21 Esteban Gutierrez Haas/Ferrari 4.283s
22 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 4.579s

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