Ricciardo still on top in Abu Dhabi

Daniel Ricciardo continued to dominate the timesheets on the second and final morning of Formula 1 rookie testing at Yas Marina, posting a time just 0.154 seconds off Sebastian Vettel's pole position time for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Ricciardo still on top in Abu Dhabi

The Australian Red Bull protege shaved just over half a tenth from his fastest time of yesterday, having again been consistently quick throughout the morning

Recently-appointed Ferrari test driver Jules Bianchi was able to show his speed for the first time after spending Tuesday concentrating on aerodynamic work. He set the second-fastest time, just over a second off Ricciardo.

Jerome d'Ambrosio switched to Renault having spent Tuesday afternoon with Virgin, setting the third-fastest time. He looked on course to join Ricciardo at the head of the timesheets after setting very fast times in the first two sectors mid-morning, only to spin near the end of the lap and bring out the red flag.

Gary Paffett took over test duties from Oliver Turvey at McLaren, setting the fourth-fastest time ahead of Paul di Resta, who again ran early in the morning for Force India.

British Formula 3 champion Jean-Eric Vergne continued for a second day with Scuderia Toro Rosso, setting the sixth-quickest time, but lost running late in the session when he suffered a mechanical problem and stopped on track.

Sam Bird again drove for Mercedes, setting seventh-fastest time ahead of Sauber debutant Sergio Perez, who is having his first taste of F1 today.

Pastor Maldonado switched to Williams today, spending the morning concentrating on aerodynamic work. He was ninth fastest ahead of Virgin reserve driver Luiz Razia.

Rodolo Gonzalez continued for Lotus, improving on his best time from yesterday by six tenths. He will hand over to Bulgarian sometime GP2 racer Vladimir Arabadzhiev for this afternoon's session.

HRT F1 debutant Josef Kral was 12th fastest ahead of Force India's Yelmer Buurman, who managed only 14 laps after taking over from di Resta.

Pos Driver Car Time Laps 1. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1m39.548s 45 2. Jules Bianchi Ferrari 1m40.635s 62 3. Jerome D'Ambrosio Renault 1m40.863s 27 4. Gary Paffett McLaren 1m40.879s 46 5. Paul di Resta Force India 1m40.901s 27 6. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1m40.974s 43 7. Sam Bird Mercedes 1m41.084s 47 8. Sergio Perez Sauber 1m41.894s 38 9. Pastor Maldonado Williams 1m42.850s 46 10. Luiz Razia Virgin 1m43.950s 42 11. Rodolfo Gonzalez Lotus 1m44.312s 41 12. Josef Kral Hispania 1m44.752s 54 13. Yelmer Buurman Force India 1m45.120s 14 All timing unofficial 
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