Jules Bianchi, Ferrari, Silverstone test, 2014

Bianchi quickest for Ferrari as test ends early

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jules Bianchi, Ferrari, Silverstone test, 2014Jules Bianchi was quickest in the second day of testing at Silverstone having swapped cars from Marussia to Ferrari.

Bianchi, who stood in for Kimi Raikkonen who is recuperating after his crash in Sunday’s British Grand Prix, ended the day two-hundredths of a second slower than Felipe Massa’s best mark from yesterday, setting a 1’35.262.

The test came to an early end when the red flag was shown when Giedo van der Garde crashed his Sauber.

“In the afternoon, during my last outing on the soft tyres, I unfortunately lost the rear of the car and went into the barrier on my second lap when I was pushing<" he said. "It was a hard crash, but luckily I am fine." The test was not restarted as a section of barrier had to be replaced. Daniil Kvyat was second-fastest for Toro Rosso ahead of Kevin Magnussen. Lewis Hamilton set the fifth-fastest time for Mercedes after bringing out the red flags early in the day by spinning at Stowe.

Caterham were at the bottom of the times for the second day running as a problem with the control unit for the MGU-H limited Julian Leal to covering 51 laps. It also meant they had to abandon their plans to run Rio Haryanto in the car.

Charles Pic was tenth-quickest for Lotus who had a light day while conducting tyres tests for Pirelli, which included running prototype 18-inch tyres and wheels on their car for part of the day.

Driver Car Best time Laps Difference Tyres
1 Jules Bianchi Ferrari F14 T 1’35.262 89
2 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault STR9 1’35.544 55 0.282
3 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes MP4-29 1’35.593 91 0.331
4 Giedo van der Garde Sauber-Ferrari C33 1’36.327 84 1.065
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W05 1’36.680 47 1.418
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes FW36 1’37.193 40 1.931
7 Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari MR03 1’37.359 77 2.097
8 Daniel Juncadella Force India-Mercedes VJM07 1’37.449 52 2.187
9 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault RB10 1’39.410 76 4.148
10 Charles Pic Lotus-Renault E22 1’41.906 39 6.644
11 Julian Leal Caterham-Renault CT05 1’42.635 51 7.373

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