On Wednesday, Robert Schwartzman drove the first laps behind the wheel of Formula 1 on tests in Fiorano. After the completion of the races, the Russian driver shared his impressions of piloting the 2018 Ferrari SF71H.
“Today is a super day, because I got behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car for the first time and I am very happy about it! – quotes the words of Robert Schwartzman, the press service of SMP Racing. – I dreamed about this for a long time, even when I was little, and today I took another step up the career ladder. I am very glad that I was given the opportunity to drive a Formula 1 car – it was fun and interesting.
The first circles turned out to be very impressive – I have never piloted anything as fast, but then I got used to it and began to gradually improve. I was surprised by the speed with which you pass the turns – this is something unreal. And braking: you can brake very late, but the car stops instantly. I enjoyed every lap. This car fought to win the championship in 2018, so it is, of course, very fast and very good.
It is a great honor and privilege to drive a Formula 1 car with a Ferrari for the first time. Many thanks to Ferrari and SMP Racing for this opportunity! “