Razia acclimatises to Formula 1 car
12 September 2012 – His Monza GP2 weekend may have been a difficult one, but Luiz Razia was pleased to be on-track in a F1 car as the Young Driver Test began at Magny-Cours on Tuesday. The Brazilian drove for Force India and now hands the car over to Jules Bianchi.
“It’s always valuable to spend time in a Formula 1 car and today has been really useful,” said the 23-year-old. “It’s given me the chance to get to know the team and get comfortable in the car. The biggest challenge was getting used to all of the switches on the steering wheel, so that was a good experience and I learned about all of the car’s systems.
“I also got to experience KERS for the first time. There were some issues with the car in the morning, so I did most of my laps in the afternoon and the track just got faster and faster as the track rubbered in. We made some improvements to the car during my runs in the afternoon and some balance corrections which worked well. I really enjoyed working with the team and hope I get the chance to build on this in the future.”
Bianchi takes over on Wednesday, having already spent one day with Ferrari.