MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo tests Mercedes Formula 1 car

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo tested Mercedes' 2014 title winning Formula 1 car at Silverstone on Thursday

MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo tests Mercedes Formula 1 car

Lorenzo's maiden outing in an F1 machine took place on the British Grand Prix circuit's International layout, and was arranged by mutual sponsor Monster Energy.

GALLERY: Lorenzo's Formula 1 test in pictures

No lap times were released, but Lorenzo was pleased with his personal performance.

"It's been an amazing day," said the three-time MotoGP world champion.

"I'm very satisfied with the lap time in the last run.

"From what the engineers were saying, my times were really competitive."

Mercedes track engineer Richard Lane said working with Lorenzo had been a "great" experience.

"From the moment he arrived he's been full of enthusiasm and keen to get stuck in," said Lane.

"Between each run he's been poring over the data, and looking to find areas for improvement.

"You can see why he's a multiple world champion on two wheels.

"His interest in the detail of his performance has been impressive.

"He's taken feedback on board and improved with every run."

Lorenzo admitted the Mercedes had surprised him in several ways.

"The car is so smooth, I expected a more twitchy and difficult car but in the end everything was so good: the steering wheel, the engine, everything," he said.

"It was quite easy to drive and the car in the corners is really, really fast and the grip of the car it's unreal.

"In the first lap you feel the power but when you get used to it, it's similar to a MotoGP bike but in the corners, you are in a different world, about 40km/h faster in the middle of the corners.

"Also it surprised me how late you can brake and the amount of grip the car can support in full throttle in the fast corners is insane."

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