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Sauber youngsters ‘very happy’

2014-10-24 01:20:43

Adderly Fong and Roy Nissany had an “amazing” time as they made their F1 debuts with Sauber at Valencia this week

Sauber youngsters ‘very happy’

Fong was in action at the Spanish track on Wednesday in a C31 and covered 99 laps while Nissany took over on Thursday. The 19-year-old Israeli racing driver also put in 99 laps during his run.

That meant both drivers covered almost 400kms with Fong revealing that hitting the 300km mark need for a superlicence was his main goal.

“I am very happy that I had the opportunity to test the Sauber C31,” said the Chinese driver. “I have achieved my objective to complete 300km without making any mistakes and at a good speed.

“The car was fantastic to drive, it is a brilliant piece of machinery. With so much horse power and high down force, it is a difficult car to learn, but I was able to improve lap by lap. I really want to thank Sauber and Ferrai for providing me such a good package.”

Meanwhile Nissany added: “It was an amazing day. It was my first time driving a Formula One car, and it felt great. I was quite excited at the beginning, and I think I feel more experienced now.

“Going through the fast corners with this high amount of downforce and adapting my driving style to this car was not easy, but I managed to do everything well. I am very happy with thes outcome, not just from my side, but also from the team’s side, as everyone works very professionally. I knew the track in Valencia, so I think that was a good advantage.”

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