Wow it happened! That’s me in “a” Formula 1 car. Knew they were fast but there is simply nothing to compare it to. Very pleased with our day and performance. @MercedesAMGF1 thank you 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/DzFVKNSnyx
"I was quite surprised with how quickly I felt comfortable in the car and the team was very supportive, doing everything they could to make me feel as comfortable as possible.
"A massive thanks to Mercedes for this very unique and special opportunity because it was a great day in the car."
De Vries finished a quarter of a second quicker than Mercedes reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne, although the Belgian had to curtail his running and leave early due to a PR commitment with the Formula E team.
The test proved to be the final running of the W11 until 2022 at the earliest when it can be re-used under FIA regulations as a two-year-old car for additional testing purposes.
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