Jules Bianchi, Force India, Magny-Cours, 2012

Same driver, different car leads at Magny-Cours

2012 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jules Bianchi, Force India, Magny-Cours, 2012Jules Bianchi remained the quickest driver on day two of the Young Drivers’ Test at Magny-Cours.

Bianchi set a best time of 1’16.467 for Force India today, over a second and a half quicker than his best effort yesterday for Ferrari. He will be back in the F2012 tomorrow.

Davide Rigon took his place at Ferrari for the day and completed a mammoth 163 laps. He covered more than 700km, well in excess of two Grand Prix distances.

“I?ve already been to Magny-Cours twice in other categories, but driving a Formula 1 car here was incredible,” said Rigon. “At the start I was very excited, but after ten laps I was able to concentrate completely on the day?s busy programme.”

Michael Schumacher paid a visit to Mercedes where Sam Bird completed his second day of running in the W03.

Bird continued to test the team’s new upgrades while running on the soft tyre compound. The team will switch to the hard tomorrow when Brendon Hartley will drive for the final day of the test.

Pos. Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Jules Bianchi Force India VJM05 1’16.467 117
2 Sam Bird Mercedes W03 1’17.482 1.015 125
3 Davide Rigon Ferrari F2012 1’17.925 1.458 163

Image ?? Sahara Force India F1 Team

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