Adapting to Ferrari took time, says Bianchi
9 July 2014 – Jules Bianchi says it took time to get used to a Ferrari machine that is "very different" to the one he currently races for Marussia.
The Frenchman, standing in for Kimi Räikkönen, topped the timesheets on the final day of the post-British Grand Prix test at Silverstone.
But he conceded that his first few runs in the F14 T were a challenge.
"By the end of the day I got a really good feeling in the car, even if at the start, it was not so easy adapting to a car that's very different to the one I race," said Bianchi, a long-time member of the Ferrari Driver Academy.
"The parameters are completely different and I spent the first runs getting used to it. Today we worked on race set-up, trying various settings, both old and new, aimed at producing improvements in the coming races."
Bianchi, contesting his second Formula 1 season with the Marussia team, added: "Putting on a Ferrari race suit is always a special feeling and I hope one day I can wear it as a race driver, even if I have a lot to learn."