2014 F1 season
Jules 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.
|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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