IN SEASON TEST: HUNGARY – DAY TWO
Session: In Season Test (Day Two)
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MERCEDES – IN SEASON TEST: HUNGARY – DAY TWO
George Russell completed Day Two in Budapest for the in-season test in Hungary, setting a new (albeit unofficial) lap record at the Hungaroring.
George Russell: “Day two ran very smoothly and was a much more productive day for the team and me. We did some runs on the HyperSoft tyre, which was an incredible experience for me.”
“I had never driven that tyre before, nor a Formula One car in anything other than a race setup. That was a great experience and it puts a smile on my face that we achieved the fastest lap ever around the Hungaroring.”
“All in all, it’s been two productive and positive days and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to drive an F1 car again!”
FERRARI – IN SEASON TEST: HUNGARY – DAY TWO
Kimi Raikkonen: “In the end, it’s not that different to a Friday at a Grand Prix when you try out various solutions.” That’s why, being a test – the lap times don’t mean much.”
RED BULL RACING – IN SEASON TEST: HUNGARY – DAY TWO
Jake Dennis: “That was a good day! We did 131 laps, I think Daniel did 125 yesterday, so a lot of mileage for the team and a lot learned,” said Jake, who posted a best time of 1:17.012 and matched the day’s largest lap total.”
“I was focused on some long runs in the morning and then some softer tyre stuff, which I enjoyed. To push the car to its limits was a great experience.”
“Then it was back to more long runs in the afternoon and we think we made some big progress with the car. Overall, a very good day and I can’t thank the team enough for inviting me back. Also, 131 laps for a rookie – I’m certainly feeling it now!”
RENAULT – IN SEASON TEST: HUNGARY – DAY TWO
Artem Markelov: “It was a really good experience to drive the Renault R.S.18 for the first time and I want to say a big thanks to the team for the opportunity.”
“We started on balance settings to get up to speed, and then various tyre assessments including the fast Hypersofts in the afternoon session.”
“The downforce and the braking was different to what I’m used to, but I enjoyed it and it was very interesting to experience that for the first time.”
“I started to build the confidence up as the day progressed, so I expect to get quicker and quicker each time I get an opportunity in the car.”