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Chilton quickest on day one of post-Spain test
Tuesday 13th May 2014, 17:51 by Ryan Wood
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Max Chilton ended the first day of the post-Spanish Grand Prix test fastest for Marussia with a time of 1:26.434 - three seconds quicker than his qualifying lap - albeit under completely different conditions.
Chilton edged out Lotus's Charles Pic by three-tenths in the afternoon once the circuit had dried up following an morning shower.
Lewis Hamilton topped the timing screens in the morning, but settled for third after concentrating on analysing Mercedes Spanish Grand Prix upgrades.
It was the same story for much of the grid, with various testing rigs being used up and down the pit lane.
Kimi Raikkonen finished fourth but endured a tough time when his F14-T stopped twice, once in the gravel. He completed just 21 laps, by far the fewest.
Jean-Eric Vergne also stopped on-track twice to bring out the red flags.
Giedo van der Garde meanwhile completed the most laps, 86, for Sauber but finished the day slowest.
Spain - Testing (Day 1):
# Driver Team Time Laps 01 M. Chilton Marussia 1:26.434 60 02 C. Pic Lotus 1:26.661 70 03 L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.674 79 04 K. Raikkonen Ferrari 1:26.965 21 05 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:27.724 52 06 N. Hulkenberg Force India 1:27.727 53 07 F. Massa Williams 1:27.756 55 08 J. Button McLaren 1:28.333 74 09 K. Kobayashi Caterham 1:30.101 72 10 S. Buemi Red Bull 1:31.440 54 11 G. van der Garde Sauber 1:31.783 86
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