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Ocon fastest for Mercedes on final morning of Silverstone test

13 Jul 2016

Mercedes young gun Esteban Ocon was top of the timesheets as the teams broke for lunch on the final day of in-season testing at Silverstone on Wednesday.

Ocon, who races in the DTM for Mercedes, but has also competed in two FP1 sessions for Renault this season, lapped in 1m 31.212s, which was around a second and a half quicker than he managed in the F1 W07 Hybrid on Tuesday.

The Frenchman completed 59 laps over the morning - a tally that was only bettered by Pascal Wehrlein, who continued Pirelli’s 2017 tyre development work with a further 61 laps in a 2014-spec Mercedes.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and Renault's Jolyon Palmer had each taken turns at the top of the standings, but were second and fourth respectively at the break, with Red Bull junior Pierre Gasly splitting them. 

McLaren reserve Stoffel Vandoorne was back in action for the Woking-based team having taken over driving duties from Fernando Alonso, and was fifth at lunch, just ahead of Haas rookie Santino Ferrucci - the American enjoying his second day in the VF-16.

Fellow young drivers Nikita Mazepin and Sergio Sette Camara were seventh and eighth for Force India and Toro Rosso respectively, with the latter making his F1 test bow.

Completing the timesheet below Wehrlein were Williams' Valtteri Bottas and Manor's Jordan King, who managed the fewest laps of anyone in the morning.

Sauber are the only team not present.

You can follow minute-by-minute timing updates on the official F1 App - go to 'Results and Standings' and click 'Test'.

Unofficial Wednesday test times from Great Britain
1 Esteban Ocon Mercedes 1:31.212   59
2 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:32.730 1.518 39
3 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:33.404 2.192 45
4 Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:33.470 2.258 51
5 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren 1:33.473 2.261 50
6 Santino Ferrucci Haas 1:33.934 2.722 59
7 Nikita Mazepin Force India 1:34.553 3.341 31
8 Sergio Sette Camara Toro Rosso 1:35.002 3.790 38
9 Pascal Wehrlein (PIRELLI) Mercedes * 1:36.182 4.970 61
10 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:36.280 5.068 58
11 Jordan King Manor 1:37.417 6.205 24

* 2014-spec car