Chaves tops second day of testing

American rookie Gabby Chaves set the quickest time during the second day of the GP3 test at Silverstone on Wednesday

Chaves tops second day of testing

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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