First day at a new track and a 1.56.4 in testing.
The irony is I'm still struggling with T1. It's ironic because it's probably the easiest corner on the track.
I put in quite a few laps no higher than third gear. That's the first time I've done that. Lap after lap, patiently looking at each corner, before really starting to push. The hairpin is such a crucial corner for times, and I feel like the penny is beginning to drop with it. The chicanes can still trip you up if you lose focus, but even with those I'm starting to really gain in confidence.
The next step will be to look at being more aggressive with the "sausage" kerbs - the raised white kerbing in the chicanes. The black scuff marks indicate areas you may attack, as long as you can handle unsettling the car in exchange for a time gain.