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Hungary Test Day Two

02 Aug 2017

Driver: Luca Ghiotto
Chassis / Engine: FW40-02 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+
Location: Hungaroring, 4.326 km
Weather: Warm and dry
Maximum air and track temperature: 36ºC / 53ºC

Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer:  On the second day of the test here in Hungary we had Luca in the car. We had a very optimistic program and we more than achieved everything we set out to do so I’m very pleased with the way the day went. We started off doing some short runs, doing some chassis work in the morning on new tyres and then they rolled into long runs in the afternoon. Luca was pretty quick and consistent which is exactly what we needed. He gave very good feedback and we’re very pleased with the results we got from today.

Luca Ghiotto: What can I say other than first of all, I have to say a big thank you to Williams and everyone that made this possible because I have been working on this since I started racing. It was unbelievable and now that the day is over, I can say it has been more unbelievable than I thought it could have been. I am really happy about today, especially because I can see the team is happy about the work we’ve done, all the things we’ve tested have worked out well and we were good, we could feel all the changes we made. The car is unbelievable to drive and of course it took me a lot to adapt to such a great car. I did many laps which I’m surprised about. I couldn’t believe I could do 161 laps which is a lot, especially on such a tight track on a hot day, so yeah, I am really, really happy about the whole day. It was a shame we couldn’t do a laptime on the supersoft tyres because of the red flag at the end but still, considering all the tyres we ran and the conditions, I am really happy and also from what I saw, the team is happy with everything as well.   

Pos.

Driver

Team

Best Time

Best / Total Laps

1.

S. Vettel

Scuderia Ferrari

1:17.124

24 / 40

2.

L. Norris

McLaren Honda

1:17.385

81 / 91

3.

K. Raikkonen

Scuderia Ferrari

1:17.842

51 / 60

4.

R. Kubica

Renault Sport F1 Team

1:18.572

131 / 142

5.

C. Sainz

Scuderia Toro Rosso

1:18.850

61 / 68

6.

D. Kvyat

Scuderia Toro Rosso

1:19.116

53 / 54

7.

L. Auer

Sahara Force India F1 Team

1:19.242

40 / 49

8.

G. Russell

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

1:19.391

71 / 90

9.

N. Mazepin

Sahara Force India F1 Team

1:19.692

31 / 48

10.

P. Gasly

Red Bull Racing

1:20.337

15 / 107

11.

L. Ghiotto

WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING

1:20.414

59 / 161

12.

S. Ferrucci

Haas F1 Team

1:20.994

80 / 116

13.

N. Matsushita

Sauber F1 Team

1:21.998

89 / 121