Ferrucci: 'A lot of progress'

By on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Haas F1 Team development driver Santino Ferrucci completed his second and final day of Formula One testing on Wednesday by logging 116 laps at the Hungaroring track. 

Ferrucci’s fastest lap in the Haas VF-17 was a 1:20.994, earned on a set of supersoft tires. It was the 12th-quickest time among the 13 drivers participating in the test, and it was Ferrucci’s best overall time during the two-day test having run solely on Yellow soft tires Tuesday with a best time of 1:21.185.

Haas' 57-lap morning program consisted of ongoing setup work, running exclusively on the soft compound after an installation tour on medium tires. Three new sets of softs were utilized among eight runs with Ferrucci setting his quickest time of the morning – a 1:21.235 on his 21st lap – that came on his first timed stint on fresh rubber.

“The morning was good. It was nice to wake up and get straight back into the car", Ferrucci said.

"We had a couple of really good runs on the Pirelli softs with good balance in the car. In the afternoon, we switched to supersofts. We were just doing more development for future race weekends. We made a lot of forward progress, especially with the car and how the tires start off. I’m really happy with the team and I think we did a really good job.”

The afternoon session allowed Ferrucci to sample the grippier and subsequently faster supersoft tires with three new sets at his disposal. With fresh tires bolted on each time for a pair of seven-lap runs and a five-lap stint, Ferrucci lowered his morning time to secure his quick lap of 1:20.994. He concluded the team’s program by recycling two sets of supersofts followed by runs on two sets of softs.

Ferrucci recorded 116 laps on Wednesday, bringing his two-day total to 218 laps or 955.058 kilometers.

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