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Barcelona day two - Rosberg quickest again 01 Mar 2007

Nico Rosberg (GER) Williams FW29. Formula One Testing, Barcelona, Spain, Day One, Monday 12 February 2007. World © Hartley/Sutton

Williams race driver Nico Rosberg maintained his position at the top of the timesheets on Wednesday in the second day of testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya. Rosberg clocked a best time of 1m 21.231s around the Spanish circuit - just under a tenth of a second quicker than his team mate Alexander Wurz in the second FW29.

The pair totalled over 220 laps during the day’s running, as the team continued to work through preparations for the Australian Grand Prix in just over a fortnight's time. While Rosberg completed mapping and set-ups tests, Wurz carried out longer runs and a complete race simulation. Test driver Kazuki Nakajima will join Wurz on track on Thursday.

The Spyker team, who, like Williams have chosen to test in Barcelona rather than Bahrain this week, also fielded both race drivers. Christijan Albers was the quicker of the two, finishing in third, while Adrian Sutil was fourth fastest. The team spent the morning collecting tyre data for the Australian race, before the two drivers switched to carry out full race simulations in the afternoon.

"We had a reasonably productive day, working on the basic set-up and building up speed over a race distance,” explained Mike Gascoyne, Spyker’s chief technical officer. “Adrian had no issues during the day, however, Christijan's car developed a hydraulic leak that cut his race run short. It's not a major issue though and we should be back out tomorrow.”

Testing continues in Barcelona on Thursday.

Unofficial Wednesday times from Barcelona:
1. Nico Rosberg, Williams, 1:21.231
2. Alexander Wurz, Williams, 1:21.328
3. Christijan Albers, Spyker, 1:23.070
4. Adrian Sutil, Spyker, 1:23.120