Carlos Sainz: Ferrari recruit says he ‘will never forget’ first test for the F1 team

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by A.P.

Carlos Sainz says he will “never forget” his first test for his new Ferrari team on Wednesday.

The Spaniard, who moved from McLaren as a replacement for four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, did more than 100 laps at the team’s Fiorano track.Sainz, at the wheel of the team’s 2018 car because of Formula 1’s rules restricting testing, said he was “very pleased with how the day unfolded”.

The test was to help Sainz get familiar the team and car’s operations.The 2018 car contains many of the same technical procedures and systems as the latest car will, and Sainz was able to begin working with the engineers who will support him this season.

“The alarm went off at dawn because we had some very early meetings before going out on track,” the 26-year-old said.