Gasly: Formula 1 test debut was ‘something special’

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing -  Barcelona Test - Day One - Barcelona, Spain

Pierre Gasly says his maiden Formula 1 test with Toro Rosso was a ‘special’ experience.

The Frenchman, currently racing with DAMS in GP2, completed 131 laps on route to seventh on the timehseets.

Gasly will drive for the senior Red Bull squad on Wednesday, as testing continues as the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

“It was a wonderful day,” he said. “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.”

Image courtesy of Scuderia Toro Rosso

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