Valtteri Bottas quickest in first day young drivers test at Silverstone

Williams F1 test driver Valtteri Bottas posted the quickest lap-time in opening day of the young driver test at Silverstone.

Bottas post best lap in morning session with 1:31.436, around 5+ second ahead of second top man Marussia’s Max Chilton.

Valtteri Bottas powerful on longer runs through the afternoon, finishing a race simulation and taking his tally of laps for the day to 120.

Marussia’s Max Chilton set second fastest time with 1:36.558, and his team-mate Haryanto finished with third fastest and 0.846s slower than Chilton had gone in the morning session in the Marussia, but only completed 19 laps.

HRT’s test driver Qing Hua was done fourth and final time in the field. The Chinese speedy went faster in the afternoon on soft tyres, posting his fastest lap of 1m37.829s during a qualifying simulation.

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