Max Verstappen carried out his first proper F1 test for Toro Rosso on Tuesday, completing 148 laps in Italy.

The 16-year-old drove the STR7 - Toro Rosso's 2012 car - at the Adria International Raceway, as he prepares for his debut season in F1 alongside Daniil Kvyat in 2015. The team reported that a damp track required intermediates at the start before dry running was possible later in the day and said Verstappen's programme had been "trouble-free".

Verstappen himself said he felt the day had gone well and left him eager to get back in the car again.

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"I was looking forward to my first drive in a Formula 1 car on a proper race track and I really enjoyed it," Verstappen said. "It was a good opportunity to work with Xevi [Pujolar], who will be my race engineer next year, as well as having a chance to get used to all the buttons on the steering wheel. I think it went well and I can't wait to get back into a Formula 1 car as soon as possible."

Sporting director Steve Nielsen said Verstappen impressed and made no errors throughout his running as he completed enough laps to earn his super license.

"In his first real test in a Formula 1 car, Max did a very competent job, giving the impression he has been driving a Formula 1 car for quite a while, not like someone on their first day behind the wheel," Nielsen said. "He made no mistakes all day, seemed confident and once he was told something he remembered it. In general, he coped very well with this first test."