Chilton quickest on day one of post-Spain test
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|13 May 2014 by Ryan Wood||Tweet
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):
|05||J. Vergne||Toro Rosso||1:27.724||52|
|06||N. Hulkenberg||Force India||1:27.727||53|
|10||S. Buemi||Red Bull||1:31.440||54|
|11||G. van der Garde||Sauber||1:31.783||86|