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?óÔé¼Ôäóve 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?óÔé¼Ôäós 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.
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