Santino Ferrucci: “It was really nice to work with everyone at Haas”

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Santino Ferrucci completed his first Formula 1 test for Haas F1 Team on the opening day of in-season testing at Silverstone.

The development driver completed the session in seventh behind the Scuderia Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz Jr, with a fastest lap time of 1:34.866, completing a total of 55 laps.

Ferrucci will continue his testing duties into the second and final day of testing at Silverstone on Wednesday, with the GP3 Series driver hoping for better weather than Tuesday so he can complete the goals set out by Haas.

“It was great to get out in the car this morning, especially to run over 300 kilometers,” said Ferrucci. “The Haas VF-16 was a very different experience from my GP3 car, and a lot of fun to drive.

“Unfortunately, there was a lot of rain in the afternoon. We didn’t really want to run too much in the wet, especially with the aero testing we had planned. Hopefully we’ll get better weather tomorrow and we can achieve all our goals. I’ll spend tonight looking at my driving.

“I’ll work on gaining even more confidence in the car. We’ll be focusing on the car tomorrow if the engineers are happy with my driving. It was really nice to work with everyone at Haas F1 Team, and now I’m hungry for more.”