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Tuesday at Mugello saw Rodolfo González return to the cockpit of a Formula 1 car as he tested for Caterham. Unfortunately for all of the teams, the conditions conspired against them, although the GP2 driver remained content with his personal performance.
“Despite the weather, which was obviously frustrating this afternoon, I've had a good day with the team,” said the Venezuelan, who is backed by the same government-funded PDVSA petroleum company as Williams’ Pastor Maldonado. “I love this track - I've won here in the past in International F3, so getting back out in an F1 car this morning was a great experience.
“Obviously I'd have preferred a lot more dry running, but today wasn't about setting the fastest times I could - it was more about making sure I ran to the plan we'd set with the engineers, not making any mistakes and continuing to learn as much as I could. After the morning session I was happy with my performance, particularly considering how stop/start the session was, and while the running was pretty much meaningless this afternoon it's still been another very valuable day for me.
“Every minute I'm with the F1 team helps me develop as a driver so, even though everyone at the test was affected by today's rain, for me this has still been another step in the right direction for my career.”
On Wednesday, Vitaly Petrov is enjoying far better conditions before team-mate Heikki Kovalainen steps into the Caterham to complete the programme on Thursday.
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