Sean Gelael: “It turned out to be a very productive day”


Sean Gelael completed more than 100 laps on Tuesday for Toro Rosso - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Sean Gelael participated in his second test day with Scuderia Toro Rosso on Tuesday, and admitted his time in the car at the Hungaroring was much more comfortable than his first outing in Bahrain.

The Indonesian racer was using a new seat for the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test, and as a result he felt more at ease behind the wheel of the STR12, and despite an oil leak affecting his morning running and causing a red flag, he completed 101 laps and finished eighth fastest on Tuesday.

FIA Formula 2 Championship racer Gelael is hoping the Toro Rosso team were happy with his performance behind the wheel, with the twenty-year-old feeling it was a very productive and positive day in Hungary.

“I really enjoyed today,” said Gelael. “I felt much more comfortable in the car today than last time out in Bahrain – having a new seat made definitely helped!

“It was a shame that we had a bit of a slow start this morning, so we had to squeeze everything into the afternoon session, but in the end it turned out to be a very productive day: we completed 101 laps and I hope the team is satisfied with my driving and how I contributed to the set-up of the car.

“It was very hot out there today but, once my body got used to it, it was okay… I will definitely sleep well tonight!”