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F1 Cars Already Showing Midseason Speeds at End of Second Preseason Test

It may only be the end of the second Formula One preseason test, but many of the cars are already in midseason form—midseason 2014, anyway. While the big headline from the final day of the test was Fernando Alonso's high-speed crash (thankfully, his only injury was a concussion), the lap times turned in over the last four days should cause everyone to take notice. On Sunday, Lotus' Romain Grosjean set a fastest lap of one minute and 24.067 seconds. That time is quicker than both the pole lap and fastest lap from the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix, also held at the Circuit de Catalunya outside Barcelona. Grosjean's time was set on Pirelli's super-soft tyres, so a direct comparison to the 2014 race is not possible, since the Italian company ha...

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