Ferrari prot?g? Antonio Fuoco admits that he is frustrated to have ended his first F1 outing in the tyre wall, as rain condensed his programme into the afternoon session at the Red Bull Ring.

The Italian, whose GP3 weekend also ended in the barriers after a first lap shunt in Sunday's race, was vying for fastest time with junior series rival Esteban Ocon when he went off at turn one, bringing out the red flag and medical car as the SF15-T nosed into the tyres.

Despite some initial concern amongst those in pit-lane, Fuoco was confirmed as having climbed from the car unaided, and later confirmed that it was only his pride that had been hurt in the accident.

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"I am very angry with myself for making a mistake today," he conceded, "Getting behind the wheel of a Ferrari has always been my dream and, today, it finally came true."

With heavy rain ruling out any action beyond a tentative installation lap in the morning, all nine teams present attempted to make the most of a break in the weather after lunch, with slicks eventually becoming the order of the day. Fuoco was working his way through Ferrari's prescribed development programme, out-stripping his rivals in terms of laps covered, and edging closer to Ocon's pace, when he lost control at the top of the hill. Unable to rejoin the session, he ended his first F1 experience with 71 laps to his credit and a best time of 1m 11.331s that proved to be just three-tenths off the fastest of the day.

"I am pleased with the work I was able to do, gathering useful data for the team, even if the rain affected our programme today," the youngster concluded, "I would like to thank Scuderia Ferrari for the opportunity they have given me."

Esteban Gutierrez takes over the lone SF15-T for day two of testing.