Posted by: ahw3ll | 30/10/2012

Bacheta’s Prize Test

Last week, 2012 Formula Two champion Luciano Bacheta got to have his first taste of Formula 1 machinery as he received his prize test with Williams for his championship win. Unlike previous years, the test was not part of the Formula 1 Young Driver Test which usually follows the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Instead, Bacheta got to drive at the Williams Partner Day at the Silverstone circuit, scene of his first F2 wins.

Image by Williams

Luciano was able to complete several runs during the course of the day. The track was damp to begin with but dried out as the day progressed, allowing for some hot laps. The prize run was the culmination of a hard-fought season which Bacheta led from start to finish and he felt that it was an important milestone as he works towards getting into Formula 1 as a racer: “It’s a massive box ticked off and it didn’t disappointment one bit! I’d love to have some more time in the car and I hope there will be more opportunities to come.”

The test was featured on last week’s edition of The F1 Show on Sky Sports F1, who had cameras and people on-hand to document the event and to interview the man of the moment.

Team founder Sir Frank Williams had the following to say at the end of the event: “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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