Massa leads first test at Silverstone

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F1 Test, Silverstone, Silverstone Circuitgb

Felipe Massa recorded the fastest time during the first of two testing days at Silverstone. He set his time halfway through the morning and was not beaten, even though Daniel Ricciardo came to within 0.006s of the Brazilian's best.

On a day where temperatures were considerably cooler than during the Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg went second quickest, ahead of Adrian Sutil.

Fifth fastest was Jules Bianchi, completing 108 laps in the Marussia before driving the Ferrari F14T tomorrow, replacing Kimi Räikkönen who is not entirely fit yet. Pedro De La Rosa was in the car today for Ferrari, driving with number 28, a legendary number for the Scuderia. The Spaniard went 10th fastest, only quicker than today's slowest man on track, GP2 racer Will Stevens in the Caterham.

McLaren reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne was in the MP4-29 for the second time, completing 71 laps and ending the day 6th fastest. Sergio Pérez set the 7th fastest time while Jean-Eric Vergne 8th and Maldonado 10th.

Many teams proved busy today with pitot arrays and flowviz paint to verify aerodynamic solutions. Lotus on the other hand were repeatedly seen running on the intermediate tyre and once ran a number of laps with inters at the front and soft slick tyres fitted on the rear axle.

Ferrari and Marussia meanwhile were not able to do any performance testing whatsoever as they were on duty for a day of tyre testing with Pirelli. Red Bull Racing and Lotus are scheduled to complete tyre testing tomorrow.


1.Felipe MassaWilliams1m 35.242s42 laps
2.Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1m 35.248s71 laps
3.Nico RosbergMercedes AMG1m 35.573s89 laps
4.Adrian SutilSauber1m 35.674s73 laps
5.Jules BianchiMarussia1m 36.148s108 laps
6.Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1m 36.462s71 laps
7.Sergio PerezForce India1m 36.583s79 laps
8.Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso1m 36.688s28 laps
9.Pastor MaldonadoLotus F11m 37.131s97 laps
10.Pedro de la RosaFerrari1m 37.988s49 laps
11.Will StevensCaterham1m 40.627s95 laps