Ricciardo top for Toro Rosso, third for Red Bull

2013 F1 testing

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Young Drivers' Test, Silverstone, 2013All 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.

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference
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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52 comments on Ricciardo top for Toro Rosso, third for Red Bull

  1. I Love the Pope said on 19th July 2013, 4:54

    The young Webber and future #2 driver spun out? He’s perfect for RB Racing.

  2. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 19th July 2013, 9:21

    I have to marvel at how this was presented in the Australian media – as if Ricciardo was racing for the vacant Red Bull seat.

  3. DominikWilde (@dominikwilde) said on 19th July 2013, 13:01

    When will photos of Day 2 be online?

  4. Garns (@) said on 19th July 2013, 16:54

    I met Dan in Suzuka last year- what a top young fella!! He spoke to my wife & I for 8-10minutes in the Paddock Club (ok, we were the only English speaking people he could talk to while having photos LOL) but what a champ. The only issue he spent too much time asking about OUR Japanese holiday when I just wanted to talk F1 haha!!

    Webber was a sharp shooter- and we loved his honest remarks for sure!! Dan will be a bit different but will do us Aussies proud (Reb Bull next year or not!!)

  5. Tasimana said on 21st July 2013, 10:17

    Red bull will look at the data and analyse given they would know the set up of the car as prescribed by Pirelli. Long run pace and consistency are the keys here. Would be great for F1 to see a young driver be given an opportunity to show what he can do. If he doesn’t get the seat he should look for a move.

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