Pierre Gasly (Car 38) : “It was a wonderful day. This morning, getting into a Formula 1 car for the first time was something special. The feeling you get from the car is unbelievable. Everything is almost perfect, with elements like the power steering for example and of course there’s much more power than in the other formulas and you have more grip too. I really enjoyed the experience and I made the most of it, doing a lot of laps. All drivers dream of driving a Formula 1 car and having now done it, I am even more determined to reach my goal of racing in this category. It was awesome and I can’t wait to try it again. Thank you Red Bull and thank you Toro Rosso.”
After five Grands Prix, the Formula 1 teams, or at least nine of them, were taking part in the first in-season two day test session of the year. Driving for Scuderia Toro Rosso today was Pierre Gasly, a Red Bull Junior Driver. On his first test in a Formula 1 car, the Frenchman made no mistakes and managed to complete the second highest number of laps on the day, an impressive 131.