11 April


CHINESE GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE


10 April 2015
DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:41.029, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:38.311, Laps: 24 laps
“We had a good Friday, we got all the running we could from the sessions and our pace looks good. We had a few aero updates and drivability is always getting better, we definitely have had an improvement and that’s all we can ask for. We obviously have a few more steps to take but we’re making them in the right direction, so that’s positive.”



DANIIL KVYAT
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:41.097, Laps: 24
Second Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:38.737, Laps: 10
“We are investigating what happened with the brakes, it felt like I couldn’t stop the car, so we need to learn more about that. Everything had been fine up until the end of FP2. It’s a shame I couldn’t make a longer run but we still got many useful laps in. We brought some upgrades here and they look quite positive.”

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IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL

We’ve hit the middle of this season’s opening quartet of ‘flyaway’ races and right now the thought of another 12-hour flight fills most F1 folk with dread. What would make the journey more fun? How about sitting alongside five of your all-time favourite people. In the second of our long-haul lists, Chief Engineering Officer Rob Marshall steps to the crease to talk cricket, comedians and errr… Spandau Ballet.

1 Ian Botham – I’ve always been a huge cricket fan and I’m sure he would have some good yarns to tell.
2 Stephen Hawking – An amazing man and quite inspirational. I hope he likes cricket because that would be what I would want to talk about most.
3 Steve Coogan – He’d be good to have around to lighten the mood if all the chat about how the universe will end gets a bit intense.
4 Tony Hadley – Not for the chat… just to sing Spandau Ballet numbers for the duration of the flight.
5 Kathryn, my wife - She always has something funny to say and is the best travel companion.

posted at 00:01:45 on 04/11/15 by webmaster - Category: races