Busy schedule for Alguersuari to round-up Valencia test

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F1 Test, Valencia, Valencia, Ricardo Tormoes

After Sebastien Buemi drove for the past two days of this first winter test session, it was Jaime Alguersuari’s turn to get his hands on the STR5. A huge crowd of over 30,000 turned out to see our Spanish driver, although it’s possible they were also there for De La Rosa and Alonso!

Once Jaime’s installation in the car had been checked, he soon got down to quick and consistent lap times over long runs. The technical programme included a repeat of yesterday’s systems checks, an aero evaluation, scans of running on different fuel loads and an assessment of the Bridgestone Soft and Supersoft compounds.

“It felt good to complete my first ever Formula 1 test session, as last season I was never able to do any testing. I was able to concentrate on understanding the car, without having to think about it in terms of a race weekend,” said Jaime Alguersuari. “Personally, I felt much stronger in the car, as I have been training hard in the three months since I last drove in Abu Dhabi. Today was a positive experience and I’m looking forward now to next week in Jerez. It’s too early to say much about the car’s performance, but it felt competitive.”

Driver: Jaime Alguersuari
Chassis: STR5 - 02
Best time: 1:12.576, 97 laps