F1 2014

Bianchi Fastest On Final Day Of Silverstone Test

Jules Bianchi, subbing for the injured Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari, was fastest man on the second and final day of Silverstone’s in-season test following the British Grand Prix.

Bianchi drove for Marussia yesterday, but stepped into Raikkonen’s shoes by virtue of his role in the Ferrari young driver development program. Daniil Kvyat was next in line, some 0.3 behind Bianchi with Kevin Magnussen in 3rd for McLaren. Sunday’s race winner Lewis Hamilton was 5th after a solid day’s work for Mercedes.

Elsewhere, Lotus and Charles Pic trialled the proposed 18-inch wheel rims provided by Pirelli, causing consternation among fans. The appearance of the car ‘is like a chariot’ claimed one fan on an online forum, with others saying the fragile Italian rubber would never last long enough on such a narrow tyre.

The Silverstone test is the last of the scheduled in-season tests for 2014.

CLASSIFICATION – Silverstone Test – Day Two – 9th July 2014

1 Bianchi Ferrari 1:35:262 89
2 Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:35:544 55
3 Magnussen McLaren 1:35:593 91
4 van der Garde Sauber 1:36:327 84
5 Hamilton Mercedes 1:36:680 47
6 Bottas Williams 1:37:193 40
7 Chilton Marussia 1:37:359 77
8 Juncadella Force India 1:37:708 52
9 Vettel Red Bull 1:39:811 76
10 Pic Lotus 1:41:906 39
11 Leal Caterham 1:42:635 51

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