Simona de Silvestro had her first F1 test this morning in a re-liveried 2012 Sauber at Fiorano. The car features a much nicer paint scheme than the current grey car, with sponsorship visible from a number of clean air companies and the words “clean air” and “hybrid” prominent on the car. At last someone is using the new F1 engine formula as it should be used – even if the car features an older engine!
The Swiss racer has already done a lot of simulator work and the word is that she’s been pretty impressive. The goal of the test is to prepare for a later test in a current car, that would qualify her for a super licence.