Hamilton tops first morning session in Spain
13 May 2014 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton topped the first morning of the second test at a damp Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.
The Brit, who won last weekend's race, set a time of 1:44.291 to finish the three hour session faster than his rivals and also completed the most laps with 27.
Wet weather greeted the 11 teams on Tuesday morning, meaning that running was limited as neither air nor track temperature exceeded 16c.The session was truncated by an hour due to wet weather, with the afternoon session set to start an hour earlier to compensate - teams hope conditions will improve later.
Hamilton ended the session almost eight-tenths of a second faster than Williams's Felipe Massa, with Red Bull reserve driver Sébastien Buemi in third.
Jenson Button was fourth quickest for McLaren, ahead of Force India's Nico Hülkenberg, who set his only time of the day right at the very end of the session.
Marussia's Max Chilton caused a red flag during the session but ended up sixth, ahead of Kamui Kobayashi and Giedo van der Garde.
Charles Pic returned to a Formula 1 car for the first time since he departed Caterham at the end of 2013 but completed just a handful of installation laps in the Lotus E22, while Jean-Éric Vergne stopped on both laps he attempted, causing red flags to fly.
Kimi Räikkönen failed to set a time after he stopped on his second lap of running with smoke trailing from the rear of his Ferrari F14T.