Today Vitantonio Liuzzi had his first experience in the Hispania Racing car. During the test the Italian driver got used to the team and the car. The aim of the day was to achieve a lot of mileage and make small improvements to adapt the car balance to Tonio´s driving style. It was also a good chance for Liuzzi to test the last spec of Pirelli tyres, alternating between medium, soft and supersoft compounds.
At the end of the two sessions, Vitantonio was satisfied with the work done and the progress made. Liuzzi ran a total of 70 laps clocking his best time at 1:27.044
Colin Kolles, Team Principal: “It was nice to see Tonio driving for us today, our aim was none other than to have him get used to the car. We tested different settings on the car balance during both sessions and, looking at the times, we clearly improved as the day went on. We are very happy with Tonio’s work today”.
Vitantonio Liuzzi, driver: “Today was a positive day. We made a lot of changes on the car, focusing particularly on the set-up and the tyres. It was a chance for me to get to know the new tyres and the team as it was my first day with Hispania Racing. We couldn’t do a lot of laps since we had a problem with the gearbox in the afternoon, but we were able to clock a good time given the circumstances. We did long runs and short runs to test the performance of the car. Overall, I believe we’ve taken a step forwards with the balance of the car”.