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Brazilian GP: Senna leads Maldonado in FP1

Bruno Senna

By Williams F1 Team
November 24 2012

Friday practice for the 2012 Brazilian GP would see Williams F1 drivers Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado finish 13th and 17th. The team would try a variety of different things during the two sessions as they worked on setup for Saturday and the race.

 Williams Indian GP Friday Practice Review
Objectives P1 & P2
Aero evaluations and prototype 2013 Pirelli tyre runs in FP1.
Longer runs, tyre and set-up work in FP2
Pastor Maldonado: Pastor Maldonado
"The car felt good today; we were alternating the strategy between the two sessions, as we were trying different things, which meant we lost a bit of performance against this morning. However, I think well be competitive in qualifying tomorrow. We just need to work through the data to get the set-up right, but I feel confident heading into tomorrow."
Bruno Senna: Bruno Senna
"It was quite a tough session today as we didnt get as much information as we would have liked for tomorrow. Weve got some work to do to understand how we can do things better to make sure were competitive for tomorrow, as the grid is very close here. Its very hot today but it was great to see all my home fans out there, even with sweat in my eyes!"
Valtteri Bottas: Valtteri Bottas
"Today were predominantly doing some tests for next year which mainly involved doing short runs just to gather data. It was interesting to feel the difference on the new 2013 tyres and we will now go away and analyse the data from FP1. The last run was slightly busy with traffic but its great to experience this track for the first time as it was really enjoyable to drive."
Mark Gillan Chief Operations Engineer:
Mark Gillan"We completed a very busy FP1 programme in the morning testing the 2013 prototype tyres and some development items. With the very high track temperatures and track evolution it was difficult to find a decent balance, especially in FP2. The weather still looks like it will play a big part in the race on Sunday so we need to keep the changeable weather conditions in mind as we prepare for tomorrow's qualifying."
AT&T Williams Classification
Driver Chassis & Engine 1st Session 2nd Session
RS27 5404/2
1:15.015 (9th) 37 laps 1:15.953 (17th) 47 laps
- 1:15.432 (13th) 45 laps
1:15.413 (14th) 23 laps -
Quickest Times
    L Hamilton 1:14.131 L Hamilton 1:14.026
Practice Conditions
  Session 1 Session 2
Weather Warm and dry Hot and dry
Air Temp 23 - 28C 32- 42C
Track Temp 32 - 34C 46 - 49C

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