23 October


United States GP Practice


23.10.15
Objectives: aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work.

Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: Weíve missed a complete session, we didnít even start FP2 before it was cancelled due to the weather. Thatís a great deal of learning that weíve missed out on, but itís the same for everybody. FP1 was also a bit of a washout with us just getting a little bit of work done on the intermediate tyre. There were some interesting results coming up, but learning for this weekend has been pretty minimal. We just have to see what the weather brings tomorrow and be ready with our different contingency plans.

Valtteri Bottas: We had a bit of running this morning, so with both cars we were trying some different setup changes to learn more about the wet weather and our performance. We did struggle today with front tyre graining. It would have been nice to go out again and try something different. We managed to get into the top 10, which is slightly better than weíve seen, but we still have a lot of work to do in the wet. We canít change the weather and itís the same for everyone so weíll take it as it comes. Hopefully itís dry for Sunday, thatís the main thing.

Felipe Massa: Not a lot happened today. We did a few laps on the wet tyre in the first session, which was ok to drive and gave us some ideas for the setup. We didnít run in the second session as it was raining a lot. We just need to wait to see if it will be possible to drive tomorrow. Itís not nice to see the weather like this, so I hope it gets better for everyone.


Circuit of the Americas, USA, 5.531kms / 3.436 miles
FP1 FP2
Weather Warm and moist Very wet
Air & Track Temperatures 25 - 26įC / 26 - 27įC Session cancelled
V Bottas, FW37-04, PU106B Hybrid 1:57.866 (10th) N/A
F Massa, FW37-02, PU106B Hybrid 1:57.081 (11th) N/A
Quickest Time N. Rosberg (1:53.989) N/A
posted at 22:07:00 on 10/23/15 by webmaster - Category: timing