Santino Ferrucci: “We achieved a lot for the team”

by Gemma Bray

Santino Ferrucci was delighted after the young American completed both days of the in-season testing at Silverstone for the Haas F1 Team.

The development driver managed to improve on his best overall time from Tuesday when he took the wheel of the VF-16 for the second time, completing the session on Wednesday with a time of 1:33.141 to go seventh fastest. Ferrucci completed a total of 107 laps for the American led team. while across the two days, he managed to surpass the 300 kilometres requirement necessary for obtaining an FIA Superlicence.

The American believes that everything he has learnt in the in-season testing will help him in his GP3 Series career, and Ferrucci admitted he couldn’t be happier with the experience he has had with Haas.

“It was a great day and we achieved a lot for the team,” said Ferrucci. “We started with pit stop practices and everything went really well.

“I was then able to concentrate on some performance runs this afternoon. The soft tire was absolutely brilliant to drive on. The braking points are obviously a little bit later on the yellow tires and the traction was incredible.

“The guys did a great job setting up the car. The balance, for me, felt good all day. I had a lot of confidence in the car to really push the limits. Physically I felt good and the more laps I ran, the better I was feeling.

“It’s good to know I prepared well to be able to hop into the Formula One car from my GP3 car. Everything I’ve learned here will help me in the GP3 Series. The last couple of days have been a phenomenal experience. I couldn’t be happier.”

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