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Daniel Ricciardo on top for day two at Silverstone // The Australian does the business but spins the Red Bull off track

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Ricciardo migrates up the pitlane
Ricciardo migrates up the pitlaneCredit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images
Davide Valsecchi running laps for Lotus
Davide Valsecchi running laps for LotusCredit: Sam Bloxham/Lotus F1
González brings up the rear at Marussia
González brings up the rear at MarussiaCredit: Marussia F1 Team
Will behind the wheel for Caterham
Will behind the wheel for CaterhamCredit: Caterham F1 / Creative Commons

All eyes were on Daniel Ricciardo as he took his turn behind the wheel of the Red Bull, and unfortunately for the Australian, it wasn't long before he spun it. A brief stint in the gravel wasn't enough to end his test with the team, but it did put a slight downer on his big day.

I think I drove to my ability and did what I could. It was a bit tricky with Pirelli and the circumstances, as we were not really allowed to adjust the car. Ideally you would like to make some mechanical changes and set the car up for the conditions, but it's going to be the same for all the other guys.

- Daniel Ricciardo, Test driver, Red Bull

There was also some fun from the Lotus team, as Davide Valsecchi was behind the wheel and wanted to maximise his running time. With the radio not working, the team resorted to the pit board, but couldn't get their driver's attention.

Today we completed all the jobs on the plan and I think I got some extra laps too. I did miss the pit board for a few laps when the team was trying to call me in. I stayed out until I thought they were going to throw the pit board at me, then I thought it was better that I came in!

- Davide Valsecchi, Test driver, Lotus

There were a few red flags during the day, one for Ricciardo's spin, plus a flag for Robin Frijns who ran off track just before lunch. There was a third flag later whilst some debris was cleared off track, too.

2013 Testing - Day 2, Silverstone
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso1:32.97248
2Carlos Sainz JuniorToro Rosso1:33.01639
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull1:33.18759
4Davide ValsecchiLotus1:33.55491
5Oliver TurveyMcLaren1:33.86497
6James CaladoForce India1:33.95747
7António Félix da CostaRed Bull1:33.95819
8Davide RigonFerrari1:34.05397
9Pastor MaldonadoWilliams1:34.11671
10Nico HülkenbergSauber1:34.22452
11Daniel JuncadellaWilliams1:34.63133
12Robin FrijnsSauber1:34.73117
13Will StevensCaterham1:36.08298
14Paul di RestaForce India1:36.35641
15Rodolfo GonzálezMarussia1:37.94992

Ricciardo gets his name on the timesheets twice, whilst Pastor Maldonado, Nico Hülkenberg and Paul di Resta were the other race drivers in action. There were fifteen drivers hitting the track overall, with Toro Rosso posting the fastest times, the Force India drivers split massively, and the Williams pair just half a second apart.

Silverstone track temp 47 degrees ! You won't see that very often.

PaulHembery PaulHembery

It was a good day for us, full focus in the new Pirelli tyres, they looks better!!! Let's see in a proper race weekend...

Pastormaldo Pastormaldo

Good to see Hulkenberg is pleased with the updates he wasn't supposed to be allowed to test

EliGP EliGP

Tyres being washed down to end another busy, hot day at Silverstone # YDT

WilliamsF1Team WilliamsF1Team

Much of the Friday anticipation was down to the appearance of Kimi Räikkönen but now he's not going to be at Silverstone for the final day of the test. Williams will be running development driver Susie Wolff, however, and it will be interesting to see how she can get on in her first test with other cars on track.

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