Luciano completes prize Williams F1 run at Silverstone

Luciano Bacheta had his maiden run in a Formula 1 on Thursday, driving for Williams at Silverstone

Luciano completes prize Williams F1 run at Silverstone

Bacheta was awarded the test as a prize for winning this year's Formula 2 title.

The 22-year-old Briton took to the track in the 2011 FW33 car and completed five different sessions, the first two on a damp circuit. He drove on Silverstone's International layout.

"Today's gone very well for me," he said. "I've had a good mix of wet and dry running which has been a perfect way to learn how the car works and adapts.

"Just to be around a team like Williams is a special experience and I've gained so much from the day.

"I'm still taking it all in and I am sure that it won't be until I go away and reflect that I'll realise quite how brilliant it was.

"The car is just a pleasure to drive, better than anything I've driven before, so I'd love to have some more experience of Formula 1 in the future."

Team founder Frank Williams added: "I'd like to pass on my congratulations to Luciano for winning the F2 title, a feat made all the more impressive by the way he achieved it with an unprecedented four consecutive wins at the start of the season.

"No doubt he learnt a lot from today's experience and it will stand him in good stead for his future career which looks very promising indeed."

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