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F1 testing: Rosberg on top for Mercedes

2015-06-25 13:51

SETTING THE PACE: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg wrapped F1 testing at the Red Bull Ring in Austra with the fastest time during the second and final session. Image: AP / Darko Bandic

SPIELBERG, Austria - Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in private tests on Wednesday (June 25) at the Red Bull Ring, the same circuit where he beat Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton to win the 2015 Austrian GP on June 21.

Rosberg led the time sheets with a lap of 1min09.113 in the second session in Spielberg after Williams' Valterri Bottas had led the way in the morning with a lap of 1min10.029.


Ferrari test driver Esteban Gutierrez split the pair to post the second-fastest time of the second and final day of testing ahead of the 2015 British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 5.

On June 21, Mercedes F1 reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein topped the time-sheets in Spielberg. Despite heavy rains, Wehrlein managed to post 63 laps with a best time of 1min11.005.

Lap times
1 Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) 1min09.113 (117 laps)
2 Esteban Gutirrez (MEX/Ferrari) 1min09.931 (110)
3 Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Williams) 1min10.029 (79)
4 Marco Wittmann (GER/Toro Rosso) 1min10.103 (158)
5 Pascal Wehrlein (GER/Force India) 1min10.253 (132)
6Jolyon Palmer (GBR/Lotus) 1min10.373 (110)
7 Fernando Alonso (ESP/McLaren) 1min10.718 (104)
8 Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Red Bull) 1min10.757 (116)
9 Felipe Nasr (BRA/Sauber) 1min10.922 (138)

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