Pic receives extra driving time for Thursday
16 November 2011 – Charles Pic will enjoy a further morning of Formula 1 testing in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Virgin Racing has announced. The change comes after the Frenchman was delayed with his Wednesday programme, although it is generally expected that he has signed a race deal with the Sheffield-based outfit for 2012.
“By this afternoon I was happy with the car and all the new things, like using DRS through the lap, I just kept getting better and better at. I am very happy with my second day in the car and once again I have learned a lot. Thanks to the team again for making everything comfortable for me.”
“We worked through the first part of the 2012 Pirelli tyre programme and, due to the fact that we were unable to complete this, we will continue the long run work in the morning with Charles before giving the afternoon to Robert,” said Booth.
“Unlike those around us, we elected to only run the Soft tyre compound today, so we will get our chance with the Super Soft tomorrow. With the work that Charles was able to complete, he has done a good job and worked well with the team.”