Rosberg fastest in Barcelona test

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Updated: February 20, 2013

Nico Rosberg set the pace in his Mercedes on the first day of Formula 1 testing in Barcelona on Tuesday edging Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen, with Spanish driver Fernando Alonso third-fastest in his new Ferrari model.

Double world champion Fernando Alonso was behind the wheel of his Ferrari for the first time after sitting out the first test in Jerez and made an immediate impact.

Defending champion Sebastian Vettel was quickest in the morning but came home fourth overall on the day.

1. Nico Rosberg (GER/Mercedes) 1min 22.616sec
2. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN/Lotus-Renault) 1:22.623
3. Fernando Alonso (ESP/Ferrari) 1:22.952
4. Sebastian Vettel (GER/Red Bull-Renault) 1:22.965
5. Pastor Maldonado (VEN/Williams-Renault) 1:23.733
6. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/Toro Rosso-Ferrari) 1:23.884
7. Sergio Perez (MEX/McLaren-Mercedes) 1:24.124
8. Paul di Resta (GBR/Force India-Mercedes) 1:24.144
9. Esteban Gutierrez (MEX/Sauber-Ferrari) 1:25.124
10. Max Chilton (GBR/Marussia-Cosworth) 1:26.747
11. Charles Pic (FRA/Caterham-Renault) 1:27.534