Antonio Jobinati said the Formula E car was “completely different” from what he had been racing in the past, and was “confused” in the first test.
Alfa Romeo F1 driver Antonio Jobinati has lost his F1 seat for the rest of the season and has decided to join Formula E from Dragon Racing next season.
After two days of testing, Antonio Jobinati feels he still has “a lot to learn” to get the most out of his Formula E car and tells the difference from the F1 car that fought in three seasons. ..
“It’s a completely different category,” explained Antonio Jobinati.
“I drove a lot of machines such as GT cars, LMP2, F1 and got into this machine, but they all have very different feelings.”
“Yesterday I was really confused and had a lot to learn, but the main problem for me is braking. F1 has so much downforce that everyone has so many attacks on braking. You can, but you can’t do it here. “
“So I’m having a hard time there, but I remember driving the first car, the Gen 1, in 2018.”
He admits he is not well prepared for the opening round in Saudi Arabia in January.
Antonio Jobinati is also well prepared for the opening round in Saudi Arabia in January due to limited mileage as he misses the final day of the Valencia test for the F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. No, but he says he hopes to be able to make up for the time lost in the simulator.
“I lost a few laps yesterday afternoon (during the qualifying trial), which wasn’t ideal,” said Antonio Jobinati.
“It’s the same this morning. I’ll miss the last day of Thursday because I have to go to Saudi Arabia.”
“This situation isn’t great, but we have to do something about it. We’ll focus more on the shims to set up ourselves on this machine. We can’t have a lot of mileage before Race 1. “
“I’ll do my best for the first race and I’ll be working on a lot of stains at the factory in December and January.”
“It’s going to be a difficult part of the season, but we’re really working hard and we’ll do our best to get in good shape as soon as possible.”
“I still have to race in F1 for another two weeks. Then there’s Christmas time, but after Christmas I want to go straight to the factory, run miles in the sim and redo the steps and everything. “
“I don’t have much time. Of course, I always want more time, but I have to do something about it.”
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