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Ricciardo way fastest on Day 3

by F1Fan on December 3, 2009

Yesterday, I was singing the praises of Gary Paffett, who set a time of 1:18.716 in the McLaren Mp4-24. Today Australian Daniel Ricciardo drove his Red Bull Racing RB5 at a completely superior level eclipsing Paffetts previous time by over 1 second setting a time of 1:17.418, which in competitive terms is a lifetime in Formula One and set the fastest lap time pasted at Jerez this year.

Upon completing his lap an understandably excited Ricciardo commented:

“These last three days have been an incredible experience for me, I would like to thank Red Bull for giving me this great opportunity, which has made me even more determined to make it into Formula 1 one day. I know it was just a test, but seeing my name on the top of today’s timesheet was really something special.”

Ricciardo’s performance was truly impressive, especially considering that the weather was not cooperating today and light rain was falling during the test session.

Jerez Young Driver Test - Day 3 Results

PositionDriverTeamLaps DrivenBest Lap Time
1Daniel Ricciardo (AU)Red Bull Racing771:17.418
2Paul Di Resta (GB)Force India531:18.736
3Gary Paffett (GB)McLaren591.18.746
6Mike Conway (GB)Brawn GP771:19.096
2Nico Hulkenberg (DE)AT&T Williams1061:19.226
5Bertrand Baguette (BE)BMW Sauber701:19.356
9Oliver Turvey (GB)McLaren321:19.358
7Marcus Ericsson (SE)Brawn GP491:19.382
10Lucas di Grassi (BR)Renault1231:19.602
8J R Hilderbrand (US)Force India411:19.873
11Pablo Sanchez Lopez (MX)Ferrari391:21.068
12Daniel Zampieri (IT)Ferrari421:21.279
13Marco Zipoli (IT)Ferrari411:21.725
14Brendon Hartley (NZ)Toro Rosso501:22.493
15Mirko Bortolotti (IT)Toro Rosso341:23.271
16Ho-Pin Tung (NL)Renault41:32.477
December 03, 2009

At the other end of the time sheets Ho-Pin Tung had a torrid time in the R29 Renault only managing to post a time that was over 15 secs slower than Ricciardo and over 9 sec slower than his next slowest competitor.

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