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BMW’s third driver, Christian Klien, led the way on the second day of the Jerez test on Wednesday. His fastest time, a 1:19.537, was 0.2 seconds fastest than Sebstian Vettel testing for the Red Bull senior team as normal testing duties resumed.

Vettel was in action for the Red Bull team as preparation for joining them next year, and allowing Sebastien Buemi to take his seat at Toro Rosso for a day, in an evaluation drive for a 2009 race seat at the team. Buemi finished behind Vettel in third. Test drivers Gary Paffett and Kamui Kobayashi were out for McLaren and Toyota, completing the day fourth and fifth ahead of Lucas di Grassi in the Renault. Honda third driver, Alex Wurz, set a best time of 1:21.123, a full 2 seconds faster than Kazuki Nakajima who was testing out a 2009 regulation rear-wing for Williams.

Testing continues into Thursday, where Nick Heidfeld and Pedro de la Rosa are expected to make an appearance, along with Takuma Sato, also in an evaluation drive for a Toro Rosso seat.

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Nick Heidfeld has topped the time sheets on day two of testing at Monza. Recently Heidfeld has been struggling in timed sessions but today he completed 89 laps to set the fastest time of 1:22.621. Fellow German, Nico Rosberg finished in second for Williams, 0.2 seconds behind the BMW. 

McLaren and Ferrari failed to make it into the 1:22s, finishing 3rd and 5th. They were split by Toro Rosso’s Sebastian Vettel who set a time of 1:23.424, ahead of yesterdays pace setter, Felipe Massa.  His teammate at STR, Sebastain Bourdais, could not match his pace and finished in 10th, almost a second off Vettel’s best lap. He did go faster than Honda though. Both Honda drivers struggled with there cars seeing Barrichello 0.3 seconds behind the French drivers time and Button the only man into the 1:25s.

Fernando Alonso was out for Renault, placing the car fifth. The other Renault powered car, in the hands of Mark Webber, ended up in seventh. Red Bull had been beaten by Force India who continued there good form with a 1:23.823 set by Adrain Sutil.

All the German drivers punched above their weight today and times spread out from Wednesday. Testing concludes in Monza tomorrow.

Results

1. Nick Heidfeld  BMW  1:22.621s  89 Laps
2. Nico Rosberg  Williams  1:22.879s  100 Laps
3. Heikki Kovalainen  McLaren  1:23.341s  92 Laps
4. Sebastian Vettel  Scuderia Toro Rosso  1:23.424s  47 Laps
5. Felipe Massa  Ferrari  1:23.445s  86 Laps
6. Fernando Alonso  Renault  1:23.606s  95 Laps
7. Adrian Sutil  Force India  1:23.823s  92 Laps
8. Mark Webber  Red Bull Racing  1:23.936s  101 Laps
9. Jarno Trulli  Toyota  1:24.158s  77 Laps
10. Sebastien Bourdais  Scuderia Toro Rosso  1:24.311s  44 Laps
11. Rubens Barrichello  Honda  1:24.695s  51 Laps
12. Jenson Button  Honda  1:25.058s  42 Laps

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