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Massa fastest on opening day of Silverstone test
Tuesday 08th July 2014, 20:30 by TF1T Staff
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Felipe Massa posted the fastest time on the opening day of the two-day Silverstone in-season test session on Tuesday.
The Brazilian bounced back from a disappointing British Grand Prix to post a 1:35.242 to go six-thousandths quicker than Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.
Pole man Nico Rosberg, who also retired from the race, was third quickest having completed 90 laps in his Mercedes.
Marussia covered the most mileage with Jules Biancho behind the wheel at 108 laps. He will be replaced by Max Chilton on Wednesday, but will still be in action after being called up by Ferrari to replace Kimi Raikkonen.
Jean-Eric Vergne had a testing day with three stoppages, whilst Caterham's Will Stevens posted the slowest lap, over five seconds off the pace, but completed 95 laps.
Test Times - Day One:
# Driver Team Time Gap Laps 01 F. Massa Williams 1:35.242 42 02 D. Ricciardo Red Bull 1:35.248 0.006 72 03 N. Rosberg Mercedes 1:35.573 0.331 90 04 A. Sutil Sauber 1:35.674 0.432 74 05 J. Bianchi Marussia 1:36.148 0.906 108 06 S. Vandoorne McLaren 1:36.462 1.220 71 07 S. Perez Force India 1:36.583 1.341 79 08 J. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:36.688 1.446 28 09 P. Maldonado Lotus 1:37.131 1.889 97 10 P. de la Rosa Ferrari 1:37.988 2.746 49 11 W. Stevens Caterham 1:40.627 5.385 95
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