Chilton tops Barcelona F1 post-race test

Your eyes are not deceiving you. A Marussia was fastest today as F1 teams began the second in-season test of 2014 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. It is likely the Marussia was in qualifying trim and the other cars on full tanks.

Today was a pretty normal test day. Teams completed a lot of practice starts and tried a few different things with the car during the afternoon once the track dried out a bit. Of course, test days aren't as much fun as a race but it's part of the job.

Teams have got a busy week leading up to Monaco but they'll be doing some work back at the factory before that weekend. It's a massively demanding circuit and with the oversteer moments created by the extra torque from the cars this year drivers have to watch our proximity to the walls much more closely.


Pos. Driver Car Time Laps
1 Max Chilton Marussia 1:26.434 60
2 Charles Pic Lotus 1:26.661 70
3 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS 1:26.674 79
4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:26.674 21
5 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 1:27.724 52
6 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1:27.727 53
7 Felipe Massa Williams 1:27.756 55
8 Jenson Button McLaren 1:28.333 74
9 Kamui Kobayashi Caterham 1:30.101 72
10 Sébastien Buemi Red Bull 1:31.440 54
11 Giedo van der Garde Sauber 1:31.783 86

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