Testing – Antonio Giovinazzi completed 148 laps of Catalunya for Ferrari on Wednesday, finishing P2 on the timesheets.
The Italian driver was driving for Ferrari on Wednesday, having completed a full day’s testing for Sauber on Tuesday. He finished second in the times, just behind Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes, with a best lap of 1:16.972 on the HyperSoft tyres.
Giovinazzi, who was suffering from illness on Wednesday, did 148 laps of the circuit – more than double a full race distance at the venue. This was after doing 135 laps in the Sauber on Tuesday.
“It was a tiring day,” commented Giovinazzi, who now returns to his normal duties as Ferrari’s reserve driver.
“We did a lot of laps, but I really enjoyed it. Apart from yesterday, driving the Alfa Sauber, I hadn’t driven in an official test session since last year in Abu Dhabi. We had an interesting programme to work on, with various things to test and different tyre compounds to try.”
“The test was productive and delivered a really big amount of data to correlate with that from the simulator. To be at the wheel of a Ferrari is always a privilege and it was a fantastic feeling.