Bianchi ends Silverstone test quickest for Ferrari

Wednesday 09th July 2014, 19:16 by TF1T Staff 

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Jules Bianchi was the fastest man on Wednesday during the second and final day of pre-season testing at the Silverstone circuit.

The Frenchman replaced Kimi Raikkonen for the day as the Finn takes some rest following a heavy accident during the British Grand Prix.

Bianchi posted a 1:35.262 to go just two-tenths slower than Felipe Massa's best from Tuesday.

The session ended 20 or so minutes early as a safety barrier needed replacing, but it gave Daniil Kvyat enough time to go second fastest, with McLaren's Kevin Magnussen third.

Lewis Hamilton was fifth and enjoyed a spin at Stowe which brought out the red flags.

Charles Pic meanwhile conducted running for Lotus and Pirelli to trial new 18-inch wheels for potential use in future seasons.

Test Times - Day Two:

01 J. Bianchi Ferrari 1:35.262  
02 D. Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:35.544 0.282
03 K. Magnussen McLaren 1:35.593 0.331
04 G. van der Garde Sauber 1:36.327 1.065
05 L. Hamilton Mercedes 1:36.680 1.418
06 V. Bottas Williams 1:37.193 1.931
07 M. Chilton Marussia 1:37.359 2.097
08 D. Juncadella Force India 1:37.449 2.187
09 S. Vettel Red Bull 1:39.410 4.148
10 C. Pic Lotus 1:41.906 6.644
11 J. Leal Caterham 1:42.635 7.373


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