De Silvestro concludes Sauber test in Italy
27 April 2014 – Sauber Simona De Silvestro concluded her two day test at Fiorano on Sunday having completed 68 laps of the circuit.
This weekend's test was the former IndyCar racer's first experience of Formula 1 machinery as she conducted two days of trouble free running in the Sauber C31.
"It was another good day," said Sauber's affiliated driver. "Everything feels more familiar to me compared to yesterday, when things were new to me. We made some changes to the set-up, which gave me the opportunity to get a feeling for those changes and learn how the car reacts to them.
"I can say that I already feel confident in the car, which is very positive. I'm quite happy with what I was able to achieve over the two days. A big thank you to the team who did a fabulous job explaining everything to me, and giving me the time to reflect on this. I had a lot of questions, and I got all the answers from the engineers, who took the time to show me the data and discuss it with me in all detail."
De Silvestro will next test for Sauber when she returns to the cockpit of the C31 in Valencia for a three day test, which begins on June 25.