Circuit: Silverstone Circuit – 5.891 km
Driver: Jules Bianchi
Car: Ferrari F14 T
Weather: air temperature 18/23 °C, track temperature 19/28 °C . Sunny, occasional clouds.
Laps/Km completed: 89/524
Best time: 1.35.262
Jules Bianchi set the fastest time in today’s test, driving for Scuderia Ferrari at the third in-season test session. On the agenda for the Marussia F1 Team driver were aerodynamic and set-up tests on the F14 T. The Frenchman, on the books with the Ferrari Driver Academy since 2010, did a lot of running on the Medium and Hard tyres, as well as doing some practice starts on the softer of the two compounds.
“By the end of the day I got a really good feeling in the car, even if at the start, it was not so easy adapting to a car that’s very different to the one I race. The parameters are completely different and I spent the first runs getting used to it. Today we worked on race set-up, trying various settings, both old and new, aimed at producing improvements in the coming races. Putting on a Ferrari race suit is always a special feeling and I hope one day I can wear it as a race driver, even if I have a lot to learn. But above all, I have a job to do for my Marussia team and so far the season is going really well.”
With the test over, the next item on the agenda for the Scuderia is the German Grand Prix, the tenth round of the World Championship, which takes place in two weekends’ time at the Hockenheim circuit.