"It was really nice to get back into a car after a very long time, " he said. The tyres are quite difficult to get used to, they're quite different from two years ago when I raced in the GP2 Series, but it was fun. I managed to get some speed back which will help me in the Barcelona test for sure." And hopefully he'll be in a better physical state for the October tests: "Unfortunately I have a hand injury which was quite painful, but overall it was worth it to be back in the car and working with all the boys."
"We've had a good day, a good week in fact," summarised Corbett. "Ricardo was suffering with an old injury to his hand, but he did put in a very solid day of running despite that. Unfortunately a red light came on when he was starting his best lap, so through no fault of his own he didn't get the best out of his new tyres. I have been very impressed with him though, he did some useful tyres test for us and hasn't put a foot wrong."
There is another two-day test session scheduled in Barcelona on 19-20 October ahead of the GP2 Final, which will support the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on 11-13 November.
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