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Silverstone F1 test: Jules Bianchi goes quickest for Ferrari

Jules Bianchi topped the final day of Formula 1 testing at Silverstone on his first experience of the Ferrari F14 T.

The Frenchman, a Ferrari junior driver, was drafted in by Ferrari to fill in for Kimi Raikkonen following the Finn's heavy crash on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix.

Bianchi, who ran for Marussia yesterday, jumped to the top of the timesheets with around an hour to go, outpacing Scuderia Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat by just under three tenths of a second.

Kevin Magnussen was third fastest, just half-a-tenth behind Kvyat, with Sauber reserve driver Giedo van der Garde setting the fourth best time before going off and bringing the test to a premature end with 20 minutes remaining because of the need to repair the barriers.

Lewis Hamilton was fifth fastest after a delay earlier in the day when he went off at Stowe, also causing the session to be red flagged.

Although there was no significant damage according to the team, he did not return to the track for several hours.

Valtteri Bottas was sixth fastest for Williams ahead of Marussia driver Max Chilton, who triggered a red flag in the morning when he ground to a halt shortly after rolling out of the garage.

Force India third driver Daniel Juncadella was eighth fastest ahead of Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull.

Vettel was conducting tyre testing for Pirelli using the standard-sized rubber, but lost track time because the team had to change the engine during the day.

Charles Pic, who completed 14 laps in the morning using Pirelli's experimental 18-inch tyres, was 10th fastest and is understood to have experimented with running without the FRIC suspension system, which is set to be banned.

GP2 racer Julian Leal, making his F1 test debut for Caterham, was slowest as he attempted to complete sufficient mileage for his Superlicence.

As he lost time in the morning when his car ground to a halt after just two laps, the team did not field Rio Haryanto in the afternoon as planned.

Pos Driver                Team                    Time       Gap     Laps
 1. Jules Bianchi         Ferrari                 1m35.262s           89
 2. Daniil Kvyat          Toro Rosso-Renault      1m35.544s  +0.282s  56
 3. Kevin Magnussen       McLaren-Mercedes        1m35.593s  +0.331s  91
 4. Giedo van der Garde   Sauber-Ferrari          1m36.327s  +1.065s  84
 5. Lewis Hamilton        Mercedes                1m36.680s  +1.418s  47
 6. Valtteri Bottas       Williams-Mercedes       1m37.193s  +1.931s  40
 7. Max Chilton           Marussia-Ferrari        1m37.359s  +2.097s  77
 8. Daniel Juncadella     Force India-Mercedes    1m37.449s  +2.187s  52
 9. Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull-Renault        1m39.410s  +4.148s  76
10. Charles Pic           Lotus-Renault           1m41.906s  +6.644s  38
11. Julian Leal           Caterham-Renault        1m42.635s  +7.373s  51

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