Formula E driver Robin Frijns was delighted to be given the opportunity to drive the No.28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport at Mid-Ohio on Thursday as he shared seat time with Ryan Hunter Reay for the one day Verizon IndyCar Series test.
Frijns who drives for Andretti Autosport in Formula E commented after running the car by saying:
It’s been more than two years since I drove a downforce car,” Even though I drove Formula One for two years and I drove GP2, then doing nothing on the downforce side and then jumping back, it’s not that easy. It’s a big change back. Everybody said you have no power steering so the steering wheel is heavy, Yeah, the steering is heavy, especially at high speed when you are driving more, you go into the corners quicker and quicker, and the it’s getting heavier and heavier. At one point you hit a wall. The car is in one piece, I’m in one piece, Overall I feel pretty happy.
The Dutch driver ended the day just two tenths of a second slower than his team mate Ryan Hunter Reay. Speaking on Twitter following the test Frijns commented by saying:
lot of fun driving with a proper downforce car again! Big thanks to
@FollowAndretti to let me jump in this animal!