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Mercedes tops, Red Bull stumbles, Raikkonen crashes in Bahrain test

Mercedes ended the second pre-season test at Bahrain blowing away its rivals with the fastest time recorded in the four days while its rivals continued to face problems, placing the German manufacturer comfortably with the favourite tag for this year's championship. While Nico Rosberg's quickest time came during a qualifying simulation earlier in the day, Red Bull continued to struggle to put a series of laps together and Ferrari's day ended with Kimi Raikkonen crashing into the barriers. 'I could attack the lap a bit as I found a good balance,' reported Rosberg, whose time was 1.6 seconds faster than McLaren's Jenson Button. Mercedes-powered outfits piled on the mileage with the factory...
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