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Chaves tops second day of testing

Lotus demonstration to wow Malaysia ahead of Grand PrixAmerican rookie Gabby Chaves set the quickest time during the second day of the GP3 test at Silverstone on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old Addax driver posted a lap of 1m50.799s late in the morning session, displacing Arden's Lewis Williamson, who had topped the timesheets since mid-morning.

Just one second separated the first 19 drivers.

Rain was forecast for the afternoon but it arrived during the final minutes of the morning session.

Running on wet-weather Pirelli tyres, Lotus ART's Valtteri Bottas and James Calado initially set the pace in an afternoon session which had to be red-flagged several times.

2008 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner Alexander Sims ultimately set the fastest wet lap, but as the track dried out Lewis Williamson undercut his time by almost a second.

The session ended early because of another red flag.

Today's times:

Pos  Driver                     Team                       Time      Laps
 1.  Gabby Chaves               Addax Team                 1:50.799    34
 2.  Lewis Williamson           MW Arden                   1:50.894    24
 3.  Michael Christensen        RSC Mucke Motorsport       1:50.966    31
 4.  Nico Muller                Jenzer Motorsport          1:51.059    31
 5.  Nigel Melker               RSC Mucke Motorsport       1:51.082    26
 6.  Alexander Sims             Status Grand Prix          1:51.085    31
 7.  Simon Trummer              MW Arden                   1:51.127    38
 8.  James Calado               Lotus ART                  1:51.138    39
 9.  Mitch Evans                MW Arden                   1:51.154    25
10.  Marlon Stockinger          Atech CRS GP               1:51.179    34
11.  Valtteri Bottas            Lotus ART                  1:51.189    33
12.  Andrea Caldarelli          Tech 1 Racing              1:51.319    27
13.  Aaro Vainio                Tech 1 Racing              1:51.348    25
14.  Tamas Pal Kiss             Tech 1 Racing              1:51.387    19
15.  Antonio Felix Da Costa     Status Grand Prix          1:51.409    28
16.  Vittorio Ghirelli          Jenzer Motorsport          1:51.630    18
17.  Nick Yelloly               Atech CRS GP               1:51.635    19
18.  Rio Haryanto               Marussia Manor Racing      1:51.713    33
19.  Adrian Quaife-Hobbs        Marussia Manor Racing      1:51.749    19
20.  Tom Dillmann               Carlin                     1:51.893    34
21.  Thomas Hylkema             Addax Team                 1:52.067    30
22.  Conor Daly                 Carlin                     1:52.111    29
23.  Pedro Nunes                Lotus ART                  1:52.134    30
24.  Willi Steindl              RSC Mucke Motorsport       1:52.195    36
25.  Ivan Lukashevich           Status Grand Prix          1:52.318    37
26.  Zoel Amberg                Atech CRS GP               1:52.526    32
27.  Maxim Zimin                Jenzer Motorsport          1:52.542    34
28.  Matias Laine               Marussia Manor Racing      1:52.595    15
29.  Fernando Monje             Addax Team                 1:52.704    34
30.  Kotaro Sakurai             Carlin                     1:54.141     8

Afternoon times

Pos  Driver                    Team                     Time        Laps
 1.  Lewis Williamson          MW Arden                 2:06.902      34
 2.  Alexander Sims            Status Grand Prix        2:07.708      37
 3.  Tom Dillmann              Carlin                   2:07.719      24
 4.  Gabby Chaves              Addax Team               2:07.782      34
 5.  Valtteri Bottas           Lotus ART                2:07.855      37
 6.  Rio Haryanto              Marussia Manor Racing    2:07.864      27
 7.  Mitch Evans               MW Arden                 2:08.073      36
 8.  Michael Christensen       RSC Mucke Motorsport     2:08.154      22
 9.  Conor Daly                Carlin                   2:08.156      39
10.  Adrian Quaife-Hobbs       Marussia Manor Racing    2:08.401      26
11.  Matias Laine              Marussia Manor Racing    2:08.593      24
12.  Marlon Stockinger         Atech CRS GP             2:08.608      32
13.  Nick Yelloly              Atech CRS GP             2:08.667      36
14.  Tamas Pal Kiss            Tech 1 Racing            2:08.741      23
15.  Antonio Felix Da Costa    Status Grand Prix        2:08.869      36
16.  Nigel Melker              RSC Mucke Motorsport     2:09.181      31
17.  Zoel Amberg               Atech CRS GP             2:09.252      35
18.  Simon Trummer             MW Arden                 2:09.258      36


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