Paul di Resta, Force India, Young Drivers' Test day one, Silverstone, 2013

Magnussen leads Di Resta on day one of test

2013 F1 testingPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Paul di Resta, Force India, Young Drivers' Test day one, Silverstone, 2013Kevin Magnussen led the times at the end of the first day of the Young Drivers Test at Silverstone.

The McLaren development driver logged 100 laps and set a best lap of 1’33.602 in the latter stages of the test.

With track temperatures well above 40C, Magnussen’s best time was two seconds shy of Jenson Button’s British Grand Prix qualifying time. Similar warm conditions are expected for the rest of the test.

The first day of running saw a dozen different drivers on track with Force India splitting their programme between James Calado and Paul di Resta while Tio Ellinas and Max Chilton did laps for Marussia.

Di Resta and Calado both featured in the top four, separated by Antonio Felix da Costa’s Red Bull. Daniel Juncadella was fifth fastest for Williams after comparing different front wing configurations/

Alexander Rossi’s test for Caterham came to an early end due to a hydraulic problem: “That unfortunately meant I didn?t have a chance to put in a really quick lap,” he said, “but we were still able to complete most of the day?s plan and that?s good, for the team and for me as it means we have both got pretty much everything we could from day one of the test.”

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
1 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 1’33.602 100
2 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes VJM06 1’33.774 58 0.172
3 Antonio Felix da Costa Red Bull-Renault RB9 1’33.821 82 0.219
4 James Calado Force India-Mercedes VJM06 1’33.986 27 0.384
5 Daniel Juncadella Williams-Renault FW35 1’34.098 55 0.496
6 Johnny Cecotto Jnr Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 1’34.193 75 0.591
7 Robin Frijns Sauber-Ferrari C32 1’34.236 72 0.634
8 Nicolas Prost Lotus-Renault E21 1’34.810 72 1.208
9 Davide Rigon Ferrari F138 1’34.874 76 1.272
10 Alexander Rossi Caterham-Renault CT03 1’35.651 69 2.049
11 Tio Ellinas Marussia-Cosworth MR02 1’36.676 36 3.074
12 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth MR02 1’38.347 27 4.745

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