With nice track and weather suiting the teams, majority of the teams went for long runs in the afternoon session and laptimes weren't the right ordeal. But the returning team Lotus and its driver Romian Grosjean had other plans as he used the set of softs to set a time which was just 0.258 seconds faster then the morning pace setter Jenson Button. The Timesheets showed no major improvement other then that of Grosjean and Webber who improved their morning times. 6 of the Teams clocked in over 100 laps while Force India with their driver Paul di Resta clocked in 98 laps, as the Teams are using this test to evaluate their cars on the long runs
Jenson Button who done 64 laps over the course of the day was the second fastest, as his McLaren in all probabilities would get major update in this test as it prepares for the championship hunt. Sergio Perez who drove the car for 118 laps finished the day third fastest after suffering from a slight embarrassment in the morning as it ran out of fuel.
Mark Webber having done 102 laps through the day was fourth fastest and he improved on his morning times slightly, This is another strong day for the Red Bull Team as they seem to be ready in a bid to defend its championship titles. Mercedes seem to be busy with their own programme as they ended up with highest number of laps done on the day. Nico Rosberg seems to be adamant that delaying the launch of their 2012 contender was a right choice and that they are making progress but they still don't know where they stand and they have to wait till the first race to determine the pecking order.
Jean Eric Vergne and the Toro Rosso Team dedicated their afternoon run to the pitstop practice but yet they weren't far off Mercedes in terms of pace and laps. Toro Rosso strong form is continuing through the pre season and they surely would be disappointed if they cannot climb up the ladder at the end of the season. Force India who were a notch below setting up 100 laps confirmed that they had a few upgrades to the car and they are using the second chassis for this tests. Paul di Resta and the Team's Chief Engineer Jakob Andreasen said that more parts will be arriving through out the test and that they are planning to use this test to evaluate as much as they could and that the Team has made a definite progress as compare to last year
Felipe Massa and Ferrari had yet another low profile day despite completing over 100 laps as they chose to evaluate the new parts. The Team seems to be not focused on doing a qualifying simulation or chasing the laptimes just yet
Vitaly Petrov completed a successful day at Caterham as they were the second team to break the 120 lap barrier mark. This seems to be much better day for Petrov then his debut with the team in the last test. Petrov confirmed that they had closed the gap but still need to find more downforce in order to get even more closer to the mid-filed and that doing a qualifying simulation won't bring much help to the table. Petrov also said that he was uncomfortable with the car as his new seat hadn't arrived yet and it affected his concentration slightly and that he was not able to give it 100% because he seems to be driving with his shoulders and back in pain and it wasn't easy for him to sit and drive the car.
After just setting out 58 laps over the course of the day, Williams and Pastor Maldonado ended up the day at the bottom of the timesheets as they are experimenting with a new front wing and setup configuration with respect to first few races of the season.