Jules Bianchi is not worried about missing out on fastest time in today's young driver running in Abu Dhabi despite pacesetter Jean-Eric Vergne being only nine hundredths of a second faster.
The Ferrari test driver set his best time with half-an-hour remaining of the second day of the test at Yas Marina, but although he admitted that it would have been a boost to be fastest, he's happy that the team achieved its testing objectives.
"It's a little bit disappointing because it's always better to be first than second, but it's not really important," said Bianchi when asked by AUTOSPORT if he was disappointed. "We were just doing our thing and the programme went well today.
"At the end, we improved quite a lot from yesterday - by seven tenths - so that is a positive thing. We will try to keep going on in this way and improve again tomorrow."
Bianchi confirmed that he was focused on engine work in the morning before moving on to Pirelli tyre testing in the afternoon.
He added that the team did not focus on aerodynamic work despite suggesting yesterday that this test was "important" for the team in understanding its front wing vibration problems.
"This morning was about engine maps," he said. "With the new rules for next season, we tried to test some new things.
"The afternoon was for the new tyres for 2012, trying the new spec from Pirelli. There was nothing on the aerodynamics - only the engine maps."