11 November


Daniil Kvyat (STR11-03, Car 26)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:14.090, pos. 12th, 15 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:13.689, pos. 12th, 46 laps
“It was a decent day. Even if we missed a bit of track time this morning, we’ve completed a good amount of laps today, as we were able to catch-up well in FP2. We’ve ticked all the boxes and it therefore was a useful Friday. It will be an interesting race on Sunday because it’s quite hot here as we saw today, but the conditions can quickly change and we will need to be fast reacting to them.”

Carlos Sainz (STR11-01, Car 55)
First Practice Session
Best lap: 1:13.711, pos. 11th, 22 laps
Second Practice Session
Best lap: 1:13.801, pos. 13th, 47 laps
“It was a bit of a scrappy Friday if we compare it to the last two, but it still hasn’t been a bad day. During this morning’s FP1 we were not able to run as much as we wanted due to some cooling issues, but these were solved for FP2. We had some catch-up to do this afternoon but in the end we were able to complete our programme, and that’s what counts. This is a challenging track, particularly the last sector, which is flat-out and up-hill and where we lose a bit of time. Despite this, we are still in the fight and I feel comfortable in the car.”

Jody Egginton (Head of Vehicle Performance)
“Dry weather here at Interlagos today has allowed us to complete our run planned programme, although we had a bit of catching-up to do following a few issues disrupting both sides of the garage in FP1. Focusing on the soft and medium compounds and opposing tyre usage at specific points in the FP2 programme has provided us with a large and useful amount of data to optimise our long and short run pace further. We feel that, although today was reasonable, there is still lap time to be found from short runs and we can also make similar gains on long runs. This is why this will remain a focus for tomorrow, when we expect to see lower track and ambient conditions. However, looking at the weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday, we could well also be switching our focus to wet-running at some points, so we will be working hard to cover all scenarios tonight.”

posted at 20:28:00 on 11/11/16 by webmaster - Category: races