The Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake’s Zhou Guanyu says it was great to be back in the car as pre-season Formula One testing got underway at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain ahead of next weekend’s season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. Speaking about the action he commented saying:

t felt good to be back in the car today. Everything went quite smoothly, and I felt comfortable straight away. Of course, this is only the opening day of testing, and there is plenty of work ahead for everyone, but it’s been a positive start. We have been able to complete all of our schedule, even though there was a pretty long red flag at the very beginning of the day. Overall, I can consider myself quite happy.

Valtteri Bottas was also really happy to be back in the car today saying:

Our running has been good today, we got through the whole program, which was our objective for today. Getting good mileage in on the first day of testing is the most important thing, and we were able to learn more about the car, find out the first indications on which setups work, how the new tyres feel and all of that. Overall, it’s been a good Day One; there is still work to do, of course, but it has been a good start and I can already feel some improvements from last year

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