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Massa is solid for Silverstone

Massa is solid for Silverstone

The Brazilian Felipe Massa (Williams) set the best time today, Tuesday, during the first day of Formula One tests at the Silverstone circuit (England), in which the Spanish Pedro de la Rosa achieved the tenth time aboard a Ferrari .
F1Massa was the best in the timesheets of the tests carried out today on the track that hosted the Grand Prix of Great Britain last Sunday, the ninth round of the Formula One World Championship, in which the paulista lived a bittersweet moment, since It was celebrating its 200 grands prix in a race in which it did not get to give a single lap, having to abandon the first gear after being involved in an accident caused by the Finn Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari).
The Brazilian rider, who did 42 laps, covered, in the best of them, the 5,891 meters of the legendary English track – which last weekend celebrated its Golden Jubilee, organizing for the 50th time a Grand Prix of Great Britain – in a time of one minute, 35 seconds and 242 thousandths.
Australian Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), the only one who this year has broken the hegemony of the Mercedes, by winning the Canadian Grand Prix – the other eight were scored by the German team – and who on Sunday achieved his fourth podium of the year and of his F1 career by being third at Silverstone, he turned 72 times today, the best of which was six thousandths of Massa’s time.
The German Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), who on Sunday suffered the first retirement of the season, despite which he continues to lead the World Cup, with four points ahead of his English teammate Lewis Hamilton -who achieved his fifth victory of the season- , marked the third time today.
Nico did 90 laps and in the fastest he rolled in one minute, 35 seconds and 573 thousandths, in a session in which the Frenchman Jules Bianchi (Marussia), who set the fifth time, was the one who did the most laps. The Frenchman turned 108 times and tomorrow, he will get on the Ferrari, replacing Raikkonen, with which Spanish Pedro de la Rosa rode today.
The Barcelona native took advantage of the fact that this time it was his compatriot, the double world champion Fernando Alonso who worked on the simulator in Maranello -where he received the visit of the quadruple world motorcycle champion Jorge Lorenzo- to add kilometers on the track.
Pedro focused on working on the 2015 tires and on everything related to the development of the car with a view to next season and drove almost an hour less than planned due to a coolant leak, according to information provided by his own team. . He made 49 laps for a total of 289 kilometers and in the best of them he set the tenth time, one minute, 37 seconds and 988 thousandths.
Mexican Sergio Pérez, who this season achieved his fourth F1 podium finish by finishing third in Bahrain, did 79 laps in his Force India and set the seventh time, 1: 36.583; While Pastor Maldonado – the only Venezuelan to have won an F1 Grand Prix, the 2012 Spanish one – turned 97 times with his Lotus and finished ninth in the timesheets: his was 1: 37.131.
The Englishman Will Stevens, from Caterham, closed the table, a team that changes owners and in which it is noted that this same year Carlos Sainz, Jr., present last weekend at the British GP, could make his debut. Information that sources close to the Spanish pilot consulted by EFE neither confirmed nor denied, adding that the young talent from Madrid continues to be “totally focused on the World Series”, a category that he leads and in which he will compete this weekend at the German Nürburgring.
– Silverstone test times table:
.one. Felipe Massa (BRA / Williams) 1: 35.242 (42 laps)
.two. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / Red Bull) 1: 35.248 (72)
.3. Nico Rosberg (GER / Mercedes) 1: 35.573 (90)
.4. Adrian Sutil (GER / Sauber) 1: 35.674 (74)
.5. Jules Bianchi (FRA / Marussia) 1: 36.148 (108)
.6. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL / McLaren) 1: 36.462 (71)
.7. Sergio Pérez (MEX / Force India) 1: 36.583 (79)
.8. Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA / Toro Rosso) 1: 36.688 (28)
.9. Pastor Maldonado (VEN / Lotus) 1: 37.131 (97)
10. Pedro de la Rosa (ESP / Ferrari) 1: 37.988 (49)
11. Will Stevens (GBR / Caterham) 1: 40.627 (95). EFE

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