Ricciardo first and third quickest on day two

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18 July 2013 by TF1T Staff

Daniel Ricciardo put his Toro Rosso top on day two of the young driver/tyre test with a 1:32.972 after completing 48 laps in the morning.

The Australian then climbed into the Red Bull and posted the third quickest lap of the day to put his name on the timing sheets twice. Despite the RB9's superiority over the STR8, he was two tenths slower.

The pressure of the unofficial audition for the Red Bull seat next year may have shown after Ricciardo ran off track in to the gravel at Luffield.

Carlos Sainz Jnr split Ricciardo's times after he took over the STR seat, posting a lap under a tenth slower.

Davide Valsecchi climbed into the Lotus and got off to a rather amusing start when his radio stopped working. He was unaware and failed to pit for several laps, despite the Lotus crew frantically signalling for him to do so from the pit wall. He finished fourth fastest.

F1 regulars Pastor Maldonado, Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta were also in action and finished ninth, 10th and 14th respectively.

Thursday Test Times:

01 D. Ricciardo Toro Rosso 1:32.972 48
02 C. Sainz Jnr Toro Rosso 1:33.016 39
03 D. Ricciardo Red Bull 1:33.187 59
04 D. Valsecchi Lotus 1:33.554 91
05 O. Turvey McLaren 1:33.864 97
06 J. Calado Force India 1:33.957 47
07 A. Feliz da Costa Red Bull 1:33.958 19
08 D. Rigon Ferrari 1:34.053 97
09 P. Maldonado Williams 1:34.116 71
10 N. Hulkenberg Sauber 1:34.224 52
11 D. Juncadella Williams 1:34.631 33
12 R. Frijns Sauber 1:34.731 17
13 W. Stevens Caterham 1:36.082 98
14 P. di Resta Force India 1:36.356 41
15 R. Gonzalez Marussia 1:37.949 92