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Vettel sets early pace in Barcelona pre-season testing

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The youngest triple time world champion Sebastian Vettel set the early pace for Red Bull on the first day of Barcelona pre-season testing.

The Lotus’ speedy Kimi Raikkonen managed second fastest ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard closed to within half a tenth of the Finn.

Pastor Maldonado, Daniel Ricciardo and McLaren Sergio Perez were next up. Force India’s Paul di Resta set seventh fastest ahead of Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg and Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez. Charles Pic and Max Chilton bringing up the rear in the Caterham and Marussia.

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1. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull) 1min 23.046sec,
2. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Lotus) 1:23.571,
3. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari) 1:23.626,
4. Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Williams) 1:23.733,
5. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Toro Rosso) 1:23.884,
6. Sergio Perez (MEX/McLaren) 1:24.124,
7. Paul di Resta (GBR/Force India) 1:24.144,
8. Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) 1:24.520,
9. Esteban Gutierrez (MEX/Sauber) 1:25.136,
10. Charles Pic (FRA/Caterham) 1:27.534,
11. Max Chilton (GBR/Marussia) 1:28.068


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