Dan Ticktum says he received a “positive vibe” from Red Bull following his latest Formula 1 test outing with the team.

The 19-year-old Red Bull junior made his second appearance in modern-day F1 machinery for the Milton Keynes squad on the second day of the post-Spanish Grand Prix test, having made his testing debut in Bahrain earlier this year.

Ticktum ended up 10th in the timesheets but said his programme was not focused on posting fast laps.

“I want them [Red Bull] to be happy,” Ticktum said following the conclusion of the test.

“The vibe I'm getting at the moment is positive, I would say. Usually quite good at judging if I've done a good or bad job or not.

“But yeah, I'll probably get some more feedback later on after they've had a look at everything. But I think overall at the moment, everyone's happy.

“Overall, it went pretty good I think. For me it's obviously only my second full day in a modern F1 car, so still getting a bit up to speed.

“Obviously the team have got a plan that I try to stick to as best I could, and I think they're happy with the data that I've got.

“We had a bit of an issue which cost us a few hours, but the running that we did get done was positive. So I think for the team data-wise, they've got a lot of what they wanted.”

Ticktum is contesting Super Formula this season as he looks to strengthen his bid to earn an F1 superlicence. The Briton currently sits eighth in the standings following an difficult opening round at Suzuka with the Honda-backed Team Mugen outfit.

Asked what targets Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko had set him for 2019, Ticktum replied: I don't know at the moment. Obviously he's told me to win.

“That's all he ever says, which is fair enough really. It's what we're all trying to do.”



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