Massa fastest on opening day of Silverstone test
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|8 July 2014 by TF1T Staff||Tweet
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:
|02||D. Ricciardo||Red Bull||1:35.248||0.006||72|
|07||S. Perez||Force India||1:36.583||1.341||79|
|08||J. Vergne||Toro Rosso||1:36.688||1.446||28|
|10||P. de la Rosa||Ferrari||1:37.988||2.746||49|