All eyes were on Daniel Ricciardo at the second day of the Young Drivers’ Test at Silverstone and he duly set the quickest time of the day.
But he did so in his regular Toro Rosso – not the Red Bull he drove in the afternoon as the team evaluate whether to hire him as a replacement for Mark Webber in 2014. Ricciardo went off seven laps into his run in the RB9 without damaging the car.
It was a Toro Rosso one-two at the top of the times sheets as Carlos Sainz Jnr lapped within five hundredths of a second of Ricciardo’s mark. That put him between Ricciardo’s two quickest efforts – he placed third with a lap of 1’33.187 in the RB9.
Ricciardo’s spin was the second of the day. Robin Frijns went off at the end of his half-day in the Sauber. He spun into a gravel trap at Luffield while pushing for a quick time and brought out the red flags. Nico Hulkenberg took over the car in the afternoon.
Five teams split their running between two drivers during the day. Among them were Williams, who gave Daniel Juncadella some extra seat time after his test yesterday was cut short.
|1||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8||1’32.972||48|
|2||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8||1’33.016||39||0.044|
|3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault RB9||1’33.187||59||0.215|
|4||Davide Valsecchi||Lotus-Renault E21||1’33.554||91||0.582|
|5||Oliver Turvey||McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28||1’33.864||97||0.892|
|6||James Calado||Force India-Mercedes VJM06||1’33.957||47||0.985|
|7||Antonio Felix da Costa||Red Bull-Renault RB9||1’33.958||19||0.986|
|8||Davide Rigon||Ferrari F138||1’34.053||97||1.081|
|9||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Renault FW35||1’34.116||71||1.144|
|10||Nico Hulkenberg||Sauber-Ferrari C32||1’34.224||52||1.252|
|11||Daniel Juncadella||Williams-Renault FW35||1’34.631||33||1.659|
|12||Robin Frijns||Sauber-Ferrari C32||1’34.731||17||1.759|
|13||Will Stevens||Caterham-Renault CT03||1’36.082||98||3.110|
|14||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes VJM06||1’36.356||41||3.384|
|15||Rodolfo Gonzalez||Marussia-Cosworth MR02||1’37.949||92||4.977|
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