Antonio Giovinazzi felt it was a productive day behind the wheel of the C37-Ferrari at the Hungaroring as he took over the car from Charles Leclerc for the opening free practice session on Friday morning.
The Italian, the test and reserve driver for the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, completed thirty-one laps of the track and ended up eighteenth fastest overall, just over four-tenths faster than regular driver Marcus Ericsson, who brought up the rear of the field.
Giovinazzi, who will return to the car again in the post-Hungarian Grand Prix test next week, was pleased with his performance as he continued to gain confidence behind the wheel of the car, and he felt he was able to give the team a lot of feedback before handing the driving duties back to Leclerc for the second session.
“It was another productive free practice session today – my second one with the team so far this season,” said Giovinazzi, who is also a test driver for Scuderia Ferrari. “It was great to be back in the car after just a week again, and I am starting to get a better feeling for it.
“As it was last week, my target today was to complete the full programme and give as much feedback to the team as possible. I am happy with this.
“I look forward to being back in the car for a day of testing with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team next week.”