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De Silvestro testing at Fiorano.
De Silvestro got her first taste of an F1 car at the end of April. She drove a two-year-old Sauber C31 at Ferrari's Fiorano test track.
Specific details like lap times were not released, as there is nothing relevant to compare them to. However, test engineer Paul Russell said, via a press release, that, "Simona drove very well, had a good pace and was consistent. Overall these were two very positive days."
The Swiss driver will get her next opportunity behind the wheel in Valencia at another private test in June.
Wolff put 89 laps on the Williams FW35 on Day 3 of last season's young driver test. Her best lap time was a competitive, if not outstanding, one minute, 35.093 seconds, good for ninth of 16 drivers that day.
Of course, everyone is carrying out different programs at different times on test days, so lap times are not always reliable indicators of performance.
What is important is that Wolff did not look out of place, even impressing veteran driver (and her new teammate), Felipe Massa. "I think she was pretty good, she was pretty quick," the Brazilian said, according to Pete Gill of Sky Sports. "I was really happy when I saw the lap times."
This season, Wolff will also drive in two free practice sessions, at the British and German Grands Prix.
While de Silvestro might have more recent and more relevant racing experience, her private tests in an old car do not compare with Wolff's drives in current machinery on a track surrounded by other F1 drivers and cars.