Alfa Romeo summed up youth testsAugust 28, 2019
Last week, Tatiana Calderon and Juan Manuel Correa took part in private tests in Paul Ricard, sitting behind the wheel of a 2013 Sauber C32. Today, the team summed up the results of two days on the track.
Calderon worked on Friday, gradually adapting to the car and trying out different settings. Adding with each series of circles, she later conducted a simulation of qualifications and ended the day with a long segment of 16 circles on tires Medium. On Saturday, Tatyana was replaced by a young American, who drove 62 laps on a similar program.
Heavy Puholar, chief racing engineer: “The tests were positive for the team and our pilots – Tatyana and Juan-Manuel. The goal was to let them get used to the car, evaluate different settings. In turn, we expected progress from them – and the results were in line with expectations. “The riders showed their pace in short and long series of circles, doing an excellent job.”
Tatyana Calderon, test pilot: “I am very pleased with how my test day went. The team helped me a lot in working with the settings, I added with each trip to the track. Thanks to Alfa Romeo Racing for this chance, I hope they will still be. “
Juan Manuel Correa: “During the tests, I felt like a child in a gift store, enjoyed every circle. I am impressed with the professionalism of the team, they quickly helped me get the most out of the car.
The car is great! At maximum speed, the difference with Formula 2, where I speak, is not so great, but the braking performance and speed in the corners are impressive. I am grateful to Alfa Romeo Racing for this experience, the whole day the smile never left my face. ”
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