Team Talk - Wednesday at Silverstone

Haas F1 Team

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - In-Season Test - Day 2 - Silverstone, England


Santino Ferrucci - 7th, 1:34.866
“It was a great day and we achieved a lot for the team. We started with pit stop practices and everything went really well. I was then able to concentrate on some performance runs this afternoon. The soft tire was absolutely brilliant to drive on. The braking points are obviously a little bit later on the yellow tires and the traction was incredible. The guys did a great job setting up the car. The balance, for me, felt good all day. I had a lot of confidence in the car to really push the limits. Physically I felt good and the more laps I ran, the better I was feeling. It’s good to know I prepared well to be able to hop into the Formula One car from my GP3 car. Everything I’ve learned here will help me in the GP3 Series. The last couple of days have been a phenomenal experience. I couldn’t be happier.”

Guenther Steiner, team principal
“It was a good day again. In the morning we concentrated first on pit stop practice to get the team up to speed. It was also good for Santino to learn the processes as well as how to do some starts. We got a lot of data from it. The morning went very well, concluding with some runs on new tires so he (Ferrucci) could get a feel for how the car works. In the afternoon we continued with our program, including gathering some more aero data. We then concentrated on some more running for Santino to see how comfortable he was in the car. The last two days have been very worthwhile for us. It was a good job by Santino. He did more than we expected him to do. He only recently turned 18, and these cars aren’t easy to drive, but he was well prepared. Everybody on the team has been impressed with him.”