• Ma Qing Hua made history on day one at Silverstone's young driver test by becoming the first Chinese-born driver to take part in an official F1 session...
  • ...and 24-year-old Qing Hua was clearly enjoying the experience
  • British GP2 front-runner Max Chilton, meanwhile, made his Marussia test debut
  • Indonesian Rio Haryanto then took over the MR-01 in the afternoon
  • It was no surprise however to see the 'senior' young gun, Williams' Valtteri Bottas, set the day one pace
  • Max Chilton rounds Silverstone's final corner
  • Qing Hua at speed on the track...
  • ...and stationary during some pit-stop practice for HRT
  • The new look for the summer?
  • Valtteri Bottas completed the equivalent of two race distances in the FW34
  • Ma Qing Hua limbering up for another stint
  • Giving valuable mileage to inexperienced drivers may be the test's main aim, but it also gives teams chance to try out some aero developments
  • The somewhat ugly toast rack/garden rake-style measuring device was also given a run-out
  • It may be a low-key test by F1's standards, but the appearance of Ma Qing Hua has brought China's media out in force
  • Max Chilton's morning run-out was halted by an air valve sensor causing the engine to cut out. The Englishman's car had ground to a halt at Village
  • When Marussia eventually got back onto the track Haryanto managed to get 19 laps under his belt before rain began to fall...
  • F2 driver David Zhu also appeared in the HRT garage to check on countryman Qing Hua's debut
  • A wet start for the second day as Rio Haryanto got down to work for Marussia
  • Drivers ran on the shorter International Circuit on Friday's final day
  • Only Bottas and Marussia's rookie pair of Chilton and Haryanto continued into Friday
  • He may have completed a mammoth 170 laps on the shorter circuit, but Bottas didn't quite spend all of his day in the FW34
  • Both Haryanto and Chilton conducted a number of aero evaluations for Marussia during day two
  • Are Williams trying to emulate Mercedes' double DRS? The FW34 certainly featured some tubing from the nose downwards on day two

Young driver test pics

Ma Qing Hua made history on day one at Silverstone's young driver test by becoming the first Chinese-born driver to take part in an official F1 session...