Grosjean hot streak continues

2012-05-03 08:25

MUGELLO, Italy - Rookie Romain Grosjean followed up his first ever podium placing in a Grand Prix by recording the equal-fastest time in his Lotus on the second day of testing in Mugello, Italy.

He was third in the 2012 Bahrain GP behind double World champion Sebastian Vettel and Lotus team mate Kimi Raikkonen but in Mugello clocked a best time of 1min21.603 in the morning session.

That was equalled by Japan's Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) in the afternoon session, while Vettel and Red Bull team mate Mark Webber recorded the third and fourth fastest times respectively.

The three-day test is the only one of the season outside of race weekends. The only team missing from Mugello, site of the first in-season tests since 2008, was HRT.

The next race will be the Spanish Grand Prix on May 13.

1 Romain Grosjean, Lotus and Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber) 1min21.603
3 Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull 1min21.825
4 Mark Webber, Red Bull 1min21.997
5 Felipe Massa, Ferrari 1min22.257
6 Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso 1min22.422
7 Daniel Ricciardo, Toro Rosso 1min22.588
8 Michael Schumacher, Mercedes 1min23.404
9 Charles Pic, Marussia 1min23.982
10 Vitaly Petrov, Caterham 1min24.312
11 Gary Paffett, Mercedes 1min24.480
12 Timo Glock, Marussia-Cosworth 1min24.499
13 Paul di Resta, Force India 1min24.749
14 Bruno Senna, Williams 1min25.221