GP2 star Adrian Valles impressed in his maiden Formula One test for Spyker at Silverstone today, and said he hopes to come back for more.

The young Spaniard - runner-up in the prestigious World Series by Renault in 2005 - enjoyed his first taste of Formula One machinery at the Northamptonshire circuit, with the added honour of giving the newly-liveried M16, in a striking orange and silver paint scheme, its debut track appearance.

"It was my first time in a Formula One car and I only did 25 laps," he told during the test, "but it was good to get used to the car and at the end the team said I had done quite a good lap time.

"The car has much more downforce and grip than a GP2 car. In braking areas especially it's a very big change, but in the high-speed sections it's not so different.

"I really enjoyed it and I hope to get more Formula One testing and laps in the future."

Following a meteoric rise through the ranks, the Alicante native endured a tough first season in GP2 in 2006, shining on his debut in the category with third place in Valencia but thereafter struggling to make an impression on the series with only one further points finish.

"I didn't know any of the tracks so it was really difficult to get in a good position to attack qualifying within just half an hour," he explained. "We usually qualified in the middle of the grid, but if you start in the pack there are always some crashes, and that put us at the back of the grid for Sunday too.

"It's not the way to get points, but overall we had some good races and I think we could have ended up with more points than we did get."

The 20-year-old drove in GP2 for Campos Racing, with whom he hopes to continue in the championship next year. Team chief Adrian Campos - also Valles' manager - was at the test to see how his young prot?g? got on.

"The times are good," the ex-Formula One driver said. "Adrian has the maturity, he took the test very seriously and he didn't make any mistakes."

With something of a renaissance in Spanish motorsport at the moment, with Fernando Alonso and Pedro de la Rosa racing for two of the best teams in Formula One and outfits like Campos Racing and Racing Engineering to the fore in GP2, Campos said Valles could just be the next big thing for the country.

"He had a bad season in GP2 because it was very difficult for him knowing only 70 per cent of the circuits," he added. "If he stays in GP2 next year he will be a winner for sure."