Trident Racing says Sauber Formula 1 reserve driver Robin Frijns put in an excellent performance in GP2 testing at Jerez this week considering it was his first time in the category.
The 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 champion, who is currently without a race deal for 2013, spent all three days driving for the Italian team.
Frijns was a regular top 10 runner throughout the test, and the Italian squad believes that the way he got up to speed with the car showed his potential.
"From the beginning, Robin demonstrated that he was able to obtain excellent results," team owner Maurizio Salvadori said. "It is important to underline that he was one of only two 'debut' drivers at this test with zero experience of the GP2 car and therefore the management of the Pirelli tires. As we all know, this car is particularly demanding and it is renowned how fundamental the management of the tires are in order to stay in the top 10."
Salvadori added that Frijns performed even better than the headline times from Jerez suggested.
"Robin immediately demonstrated a great ability to adapt and quickly obtained very satisfying results showing his great potential," he added. "All in all, it is important to highlight that on equal terms with the other drivers with used tires, he was always in the first positions."