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Bottas keeps Williams on top as young driver test switches to Silverstone International circuit

Valtteri Bottas young driver test SilverstoneValtteri Bottas was fastest for Williams in mixed conditions on the final morning of the Silverstone young driver test, posting a 49.241s lap on the International circuit.

Rio Haryanto meanwhile completed 79 laps in the Marussia with a best time of 50.405s. Max Chilton took over for 22 laps before lunch, posting a 51.229s lap.

The circuit dried out through the session but was damp enough initially for Haryanto to go out on intermediate tyres before switching to slicks after an hour. The Marussia team coated the car in fluorescent aerodynamic paint in order to gather some data from the test.

Haryanto had been aiming to complete 300km over the two day test in order to get his Formula 1 super licence and the team confirmed that he had achieved the required number of laps.

Bottas spent the first hour of the test completing engine temperature testing before heading out for an extended run totalling 62 laps. The Williams team fitted external measuring equipment to the rear diffuser for the later run.

Today's times:

Pos  Driver              Team                     Time     
 1.  Valtteri Bottas     Williams-Renault         49.241s
 2.  Rio Haryanto        Marussia-Cosworth        50.405s + 1.164s
 3.  Max Chilton         Marussia-Cosworth        51.229s + 1.988s

All Timing Unofficial
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