Aston Martin reserve driver Felipe Drugovich completed his first run in a Formula 1 car at Silverstone last week.Lance Stroll’s chassis during first practice.
The home of the British Grand Prix presented a mix of conditions for Drugovich, rain falling during the course of his test. Nonetheless he said it was “amazing to have my first experience of a Formula 1 car.”
“I learned a huge amount and we did all the necessary work and mileage to be ready for Abu Dhabi,” said Drugovich. “The weather was a bit tricky, but we did quite a few laps on the dry tyres before running on the wet tyres at the end of the day.
“The performance of the car was so impressive: the smoothness of the gearshifts, for example, and the lateral grip means you can carry so much speed into the corners. I really enjoyed the day, it was my first chance to start working properly with the team at the track.”
Team principal Mike Krack said the 22-year-old “did an excellent job” in the test. “He quickly adapted to the car and the changing conditions, and was on the pace after just a handful of laps.”
“He is an intelligent driver, worked well with the engineering team, and impressed us with his professionalism, performance and feedback,” Krack added.
Pictures: Drugovich’s F1 debut
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