Bring On The Change
The first day's running at home in the United Kingdom saw Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado take to the track ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, and the 50th race weekend for the Silverstone circuit. Pastor experienced a power unit related issue in the morning session, precluding him from setting a timed lap, but fared much better in the afternoon when both drivers set best lap times which were just 0.033secs apart, seeing them finish in P14 and P15 after a productive day.
Romain talked through his day; “There’s still work to be done and in some ways I was happier with the car in the morning. We tried quite a lot of different set-ups to improve the aerodynamic platform in the afternoon, coming back to something we had earlier in the year. We’ve still got quite a bit to go through in the debrief with some hard work ahead to understand where the gains can be made.”
Pastor agreed that the weekend hadn't started necessarily as the team had hoped: "The start of the weekend hasn’t been easy as we suffered from a power unit issue this morning which meant that our first session was over very early. Everyone has done a fantastic job replacing it with a new unit and we were able to make good progress in the afternoon. There is plenty to work on with my engineers before tomorrow. I’m confident that we can get out more from the car so as always we will push as much as we can.”