The 2013 Young Driver Test was a mid-season test held at the Silverstone Circuit involving many of the sport's up-and-coming young drivers. The test took place between the 17th and 19th July 2013 on the Arena layout of the Silverstone Circuit. The event was attended by all teams currently competing in the 2013 Formula One Season with the exception of Mercedes, who were banned from the event for infringement of Article 22.4(h) of the FIA Sporting Regulations and Article 151(c) of the International Sporting Code.

On 1 July, it was announced that race drivers can drive in the test, as long as they are conducting tyre development. They also stated that the test could have been extended by an additional day, but this was not applied.

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen set the fastest time on the first day, 0.172 seconds ahead of full time driver Paul di Resta.

On day two, Daniel Ricciardo was strongest, posting the best time in his Toro Rosso in the morning, before posting the third-best time for Red Bull in the afternoon.

On the third day, Sebastian Vettel set the quickest time of the test with a 1:32.894.

Driver Running Order[edit | edit source]

Team Car Day 1 (Wed) Day 2 (Thu) Day 3 (Fri)
Red Bull-Renault RB9 António Félix da Costa António Félix da Costa
Daniel Ricciardo*
Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Sebastian Vettel*
Ferrari F138 Davide Rigon Felipe Massa*
Davide Rigon
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 Kevin Magnussen Oliver Turvey Gary Paffett
Lotus-Renault E21 Nicolas Prost Davide Valsecchi Nicolas Prost
Mercedes N/A Not attending (suspended)
Sauber-Ferrari C32 Robin Frijns Robin Frijns
Nico Hülkenberg*
Kimiya Sato
Force India-Mercedes VJM06 Paul di Resta*
James Calado
Adrian Sutil*
James Calado
Williams-Renault FW35 Daniel Juncadella Pastor Maldonado*
Daniel Juncadella
Susie Wolff
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Daniel Ricciardo*
Carlos Sainz, Jr.
Jean-Éric Vergne*
Daniil Kyvat
Caterham-Renault CT03 Alexander Rossi Will Stevens Giedo van der Garde*
Charles Pic*
Marussia-Cosworth MR02 Tio Ellinas
Max Chilton*
Rodolfo González Rodolfo González
Jules Bianchi*

* Experienced driver.

Summary[edit | edit source]

The following tables show the best times set over the three days of the test:

By Day[edit | edit source]

Day Best lap Driver Constructor Car
Day 1 (Wed. 17th July) 1:33.602 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28
Day 2 (Thu. 18th July) 1:32.972 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8
Day 3 (Fri. 19th July) 1:32.894 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9

By Driver[edit | edit source]

Rank Driver Best lap Constructor Car Day
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 1:32.894 Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9 3
2 Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1:32.972 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 2
3 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. 1:33.016 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 2
* Australia Daniel Ricciardo 1:33.187 Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9 2
4 Germany Adrian Sutil 1:33.242 India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 3
5 France Nicolas Prost 1:33.256 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E21 3
6 Italy Davide Valsecchi 1:33.554 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E21 2
7 Italy Davide Rigon 1:33.592 Italy Ferrari F138 3
8 Denmark Kevin Magnussen 1:33.602 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 1
9 Brazil Felipe Massa 1:33.624 Italy Ferrari F138 3
10 France Jean-Éric Vergne 1:33.647 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 3
11 United Kingdom Paul di Resta 1:33.774 India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 1
12 Portugal António Félix da Costa 1:33.821 Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9 1
13 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey 1:33.864 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 2
14 United Kingdom James Calado 1:33.957 India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 2
15 Spain Daniel Juncadella 1:34.098 United Kingdom Williams-Renault FW35 1
16 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 1:34.116 United Kingdom Williams-Renault FW35 2
17 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 1:34.193 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 1
18 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 1:34.224 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C32 2
19 Netherlands Robin Frijns 1:34.236 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C32 1
20 United Kingdom Gary Paffett 1:34.294 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 3
21 United Kingdom Susie Wolff 1:35.093 United Kingdom Williams-Renault FW35 3
22 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde 1:35.155 Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT03 3
23 Russia Daniil Kyvat 1:35.281 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 3
24 France Charles Pic 1:35.576 Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT03 3
25 Japan Kimiya Sato 1:35.642 Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C32 3
26 United States Alexander Rossi 1:35.651 Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT03 1
27 United Kingdom Will Stevens 1:36.082 Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT03 2
28 Venezuela Rodolfo González 1:36.339 Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 3
29 Cyprus Tio Ellinas 1:36.676 Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 1
30 France Jules Bianchi 1:36.744 Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 3
31 United Kingdom Max Chilton 1:38.347 Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 1

* Ricciardo set times for Toro Rosso and Red Bull on Day 2. His Red Bull time is included here for comparison.

Experienced driver.

Days[edit | edit source]

Day 1, 17th July[edit | edit source]

Source:[1]

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 P 1:33.602 100
2 United Kingdom Paul di Resta* India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 P 1:33.774 + 0.172 s 58
3 Portugal António Félix da Costa Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9 P 1:33.821 + 0.219 s 82
4 United Kingdom James Calado India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 P 1:33.986 + 0.384 s 27
5 Spain Daniel Juncadella United Kingdom Williams-Renault FW35 P 1:34.098 + 0.496 s 55
6 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 P 1:34.193 + 0.591 s 75
7 Netherlands Robin Frijns Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C32 P 1:34.236 + 0.634 s 72
8 France Nicolas Prost United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E21 P 1:34.810 + 1.208 s 72
9 Italy Davide Rigon Italy Ferrari F138 P 1:34.874 + 1.272 s 76
10 United States Alexander Rossi Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT03 P 1:35.651 + 2.049 s 69
11 Cyprus Tio Ellinas Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 P 1:36.676 + 3.074 s 36
12 United Kingdom Max Chilton* Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 P 1:38.347 + 4.745 s 27

* Experienced driver.

Day 2, 18th July[edit | edit source]

Source:[2]

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 Australia Daniel Ricciardo* Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 P 1:32.972 48
2 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 P 1:33.016 + 0.044 s 39
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo* Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9 P 1:33.187 + 0.215 s 59
4 Italy Davide Valsecchi United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E21 P 1:33.554 + 0.582 s 91
5 United Kingdom Oliver Turvey United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 P 1:33.864 + 0.892 s 97
6 United Kingdom James Calado India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 P 1:33.957 + 0.985 s 47
7 Portugal António Félix da Costa Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9 P 1:33.958 + 0.986 s 19
8 Italy Davide Rigon Italy Ferrari F138 P 1:34.053 + 1.081 s 97
9 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado* United Kingdom Williams-Renault FW35 P 1:34.116 + 1.114 s 71
10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg* Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C32 P 1:34.224 + 1.252 s 52
11 Spain Daniel Juncadella United Kingdom Williams-Renault FW35 P 1:34.631 + 1.659 s 33
12 Netherlands Robin Frijns Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C32 P 1:34.731 + 1.759 s 17
13 United Kingdom Will Stevens Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT03 P 1:36.082 + 3.110 s 98
14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta* India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 P 1:36.356 + 3.384 s 41
15 Venezuela Rodolfo Gonzalez Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 P 1:37.949 + 4.977 s 92

* Experienced driver.

Day 3[edit | edit source]

Source:[3]

Pos. Driver Team Car Tyres Time Gap Laps
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel* Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9 P 1:32.894 79
2 Germany Adrian Sutil* India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 P 1:33.242 + 0.348 s 99
3 France Nicolas Prost United Kingdom Lotus-Renault E21 P 1:33.256 + 0.362 s 83
4 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Austria Red Bull-Renault RB9 P 1:33.546 + 0.652 s 35
5 Italy Davide Rigon Italy Ferrari F138 P 1:33.592 + 0.698 s 20
6 Brazil Felipe Massa* Italy Ferrari F138 P 1:33.624 + 0.730 s 69
7 France Jean-Éric Vergne* Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 P 1:33.647 + 0.753 s 42
8 United Kingdom Gary Paffett United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes MP4-28 P 1:34.294 + 1.400 s 77
9 United Kingdom Susie Wolff United Kingdom Williams-Renault FW35 P 1:35.093 + 2.199 s 89
10 Netherlands Giedo van der Garde* Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT03 P 1:35.155 + 2.261 s 85
11 Russia Daniil Kyvat Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR8 P 1:35.281 + 2.387 s 22
12 France Charles Pic* Malaysia Caterham-Renault CT03 P 1:35.576 + 2.682 s 60
13 Japan Kimiya Sato Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari C32 P 1:35.642 + 2.748 s 67
14 Venezuela Rodolfo González Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 P 1:36.339 + 3.445 s 24
15 United Kingdom James Calado India Force India-Mercedes VJM06 P 1:36.451 + 3.557 s 5
16 France Jules Bianchi* Russia Marussia-Cosworth MR02 P 1:36.744 + 3.850 s 39

* Experienced driver.

Notes[edit | edit source]

V T E 2013 Formula One Season
Teams Red Bull • Ferrari • McLaren • Lotus • Mercedes • Sauber • Force India • Williams • Toro Rosso • Caterham • Marussia
Engines Renault • Ferrari • Mercedes • Cosworth
Drivers Vettel • 2 Webber • 3 Alonso • 4 Massa • 5 Button • 6 Pérez • 7 Räikkönen • 7 Kovalainen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Rosberg • 10 Hamilton • 11 Hülkenberg • 12 Gutiérrez • 14 di Resta • 15 Sutil • 16 Maldonado • 17 Bottas • 18 Ricciardo • 19 Vergne • 20 Pic • 21 van der Garde • 22 Bianchi • 23 Chilton
Other Drivers Buemi • Félix da Costa • Sainz Jr. • Gené • De la Rosa • Rigon • Paffett • Turvey • Magnussen • d'Ambrosio • Prost • Valsecchi • Hartley • Bird • Frijns • Sato • Sirotkin • Rossiter • Calado • Wolff • Juncadella • Kvyat • Rossi • Ma • Stevens • Canamasas • Razia • González • Ellinas
Cars RB9 • F138 • MP4-28 • E21 • F1 W04 • C32 • VJM06 • FW35 • STR8 • CT03 • MR02
Tyres Pirelli
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • Great Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • South Korea • Japan • India • Abu Dhabi • United States • Brazil
Tests Jerez • Barcelona 1 • Barcelona 2 • Young Driver Test
See also 2012 Formula One Season • 2014 Formula One Season • Category


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