Rosberg Shines in Silverstone Test

New Williams test driver Nico Rosberg posted the quickest time of the day on his second testing session at the Silverstone circuit

Rosberg Shines in Silverstone Test

The German driver continued acclimatising to the BMW-powered FW27 car as the team wrapped up their preparations for the Spanish Grand Prix next week. Rosberg had another positive day, covering 90 laps to outpace his Brazilian teammate Antonio Pizzonia, who took over from Mark Webber today.

Rosberg's best lap was a 1:22.168, while Pizzonia finished with a best time of 1:22.976.

"I really enjoyed myself this week," said Rosberg. "It is unbelievable to drive this car. I think I settled into the team well, and they made me feel really welcome. It didn't take me too long to get used to the FW27 and, when I did, I worked through the programme quite well.

"I'm thrilled to have been given this opportunity as it's so interesting to learn about the workings of an F1 car. At the end of the day, I think I set quite competitive times and didn't make any mistakes over the two sessions so I'm really happy and looking forward to the next test."

Nicky Pastorelli finally got behind the wheel of a Jordan after his first official test for the team was delayed on Wednesday. The Dutchman worked alongside racing drivers Narain Karthikeyan and Tiago Monteiro.

"Everything went very well and we're quite happy with the results," Pastorelli said on his website. "The track was dry, although it was a bit tricky since it rained a little bit at the other end of the circuit, but overall the conditions were okay.

"We tested several new components including the new gearbox, which worked out really well."

Today's times:

Pos Driver Team-Engine Tyres Time Laps 1. Rosberg Williams-BMW (M) 1:22.168 90 2. Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:22.750 54 3. Pizzonia Williams-BMW (M) 1:22.976 71 4. Monteiro Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:23.390 22 5. Pastorelli Jordan-Toyota (B) 1:27.270 30 All Timing Unofficial 
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