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Grosjean fastest as Lotus impresses again in tests

 In this photo released by Ferrari, Fernando Alonso speeds on his racer during tests on the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, Italy, Tuesday, May 1st, 2...
 In this photo released by Ferrari, Fernando Alonso salutes fans during tests on the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, Italy, Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. Al...
 In this photo released by Ferrari, Fernando Alonso leaves the pits on his racer for tests on the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, Italy, Tuesday, May ...
 In this photo released by Ferrari, Fernando Alonso speeds on his racer during tests on the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, Italy, Tuesday, May 1st, 2...

Italy F1 Mugello Testing

In this photo released by Ferrari, Fernando Alonso speeds on his racer during tests on the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, Italy, Tuesday, May 1st, 2...

Italy F1 Mugello Testing

In this photo released by Ferrari, Fernando Alonso salutes fans during tests on the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, Italy, Tuesday, May 1st, 2012. Al...

Italy F1 Mugello Testing

In this photo released by Ferrari, Fernando Alonso leaves the pits on his racer for tests on the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, Italy, Tuesday, May ...

Italy F1 Mugello Testing

In this photo released by Ferrari, Fernando Alonso speeds on his racer during tests on the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, Italy, Tuesday, May 1st, 2...

After placing both cars on the podium in Bahrain, Lotus again showed its speed as French driver Romain Grosjean led the morning testing session Wednesday at the Mugello circuit.
Grosjean clocked a best lap time of 1 minute, 21.603 seconds, 0.294 ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber, with Ferrari's Felipe Massa 0.654 behind in dry conditions.
Two weeks ago, Lotus teammates Kimi Raikkonen _ who is not testing this week _ and Grosjean placed second and third in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was fastest under the rain Tuesday.
Two-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was scheduled to drive later Wednesday, as well as during the third and final day of testing Thursday.
The next race is the Spanish Grand Prix on May 13.