Karthikeyan sixth fastest on day two
Valencia: Narain Karthikeyan set the
sixth fastest time on the second day of the Forumla One winter
test programme with a timing of 1:14.472 at the Spanish
The Indian, who returend to F1 circuit after a gap of
more than five years, was 12th fastest on the first day of the
test on Tuesday.
Karthikeyan, who was signed by Spanish outfit Hispania
Raching Team for the 2011 season, completed 80 laps during the
second day of testing yesterday.
"We have been working through the programme. We did 80
laps, which is good. Obviously, the times are not so
important, we were not going for times today, just building up
to it nicely," Karthikeyan said.
"Besides, I have tried several Pirelli compounds,
therefore I feel really satisfied. Hopefully, we will do some
more work in the same direction," he added.
Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso set the quickest time among the
12 teams and 15 drivers in action, clocking 1:13.307 in the
Italian team`s brand-new F150.
Tuesday`s fastest time-setter and defeding champion
Sebastian Vettel, dropped to second in Red Bull`s RB7.