01 September


ITALIAN GP FRIDAY PRACTICE

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01 SEPTEMBER 2017
MAX VERSTAPPEN
First Practice session: 1:22.749, Position: 6, Laps: 23
Second Practice Session: 1:22.409, Position: 5, Laps: 34
We are more or less where we expected to be with the car today. It is hard for us on this track with the long straights which we have to combine with a very low downforce setting so we just try to make the best of it. We will start the race a bit further back with the penalties but hopefully I can enjoy overtaking a good number of cars on Sunday. It makes sense to take the penalties here as this track is already not that good for us, Singapore is better for our car so we dont want to risk anything there.


DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:22.742 Position: 5, Laps: 28
Second Practice Session: 1:22.752, Position: 6, Laps: 22
We were pretty competitive in those conditions today. Well make some minor adjustments tonight but generally the car feels quite good here. If its wet tomorrow well probably try everything and see if we have a chance for a pole position. If its dry well have to assess further, because even if Im pole position Ill probably start at the back. Even though Ive got the penalty Im actually excited for tomorrow and the race on Sunday, knowing well start at the back we have a chance to have a fun race. Of course its disappointing knowing that the chance of a Monza podium is unlikely, but the chance of a fun race is there. I expected this a few races ago so at least I was prepared, however Im excited for the chance to pass a few people on Sunday.

posted at 18:16:13 on 09/01/17 by webmaster - Category: races