Although Mercedes' pace in general seemed to be down on Friday, with Lewis Hamilton only able to finish 11th in FP1, Vesti may have been slightly disappointed to have not been able to showcase the extent of his talents during the session.
However, Wolff assured Sky Sports F1 that the 21-year-old Dane did exactly what was expected from him during his first practice session in F1.
“First of all, it’s in the regs, everybody has to do it," he said.
"Fred went and did a test programme for us which doesn’t put him in a favourable position on lap time which is always a shame when rookies run, you wanna have them there, but it was part of the development of the car today.
“I think when you put a programme together when you know that it’s not about pushing the limits on braking or high speed, it was a programme designed for the low speed so you can take a few more risks there without binning the car into the wall and that was good.”
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