My gut feeling was correct, and I was able to find quite competitive pace in my first couple sessions before lunch on the Thursday test day. Then, however, I came face to face with one of my weaker attributes, which is being able to find that “last half-second” of pace. I spent the next day and a half working very hard to clean everything up and focus on doing my best consistently instead of fighting to fire off hot laps. On Friday, the car handling fell off a bit and I worked with the team on setup tweaks to improve it. For the first time in my racing career, I felt like I understood enough to give accurate feedback, and I was very pleased that Friday afternoon the car was very good again. The team owner, James Oldfield, has worked with me a lot on understanding how the car works and has shown me a lot in my time spent in the workshop. I feel that in that aspect I’m learning quicker than ever.