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Hungarian GP: Williams Martini Friday Practice Review

By Williams Martini Racing
July 28 2018

 Williams Martini Hungarian GP Friday Practice Review


Sergey Sirotkin:
"Both sessions were quite tough today, as expected. Iím still quite calm because weíre trying many things. Thereís quite a lot of work going on with the car so itís normal that some things go better than others. Some things weíre spot on with, and others weíre still struggling with. It was like that in Germany after the Friday sessions. I knew we had done a good programme and tested many things, but last week didnít feel that good either. Once we looked into everything, the performance was better on the Saturday. Iím quite confident we can do that tomorrow. For now, itís been a productive day and we just have to analyse everything."


Lance Stroll:
"This has been a usual Friday, just collecting data, information and all that sort of stuff. We have been exploring the front wing a little bit and did some work on the rear wing. We were running the same wing as Silverstone, we have looked into it and made some corrections to it, so it seems more stable now. So far it looks OK. I think rain would give us a bit of an opportunity, as without that it is going to be a difficult weekend. I do enjoy this circuit and it is one of my favourites. It is a real drivers' track and you really have to position the car the right way to get a good lap time. It reminds me a bit of Melbourne and those kind of circuits, as there is not a lot of room for error and it is quite a lot of fun."

Paddy Lowe

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer:
"Itís been a typical hot day in Hungary, which inevitably makes everything more difficult than normal. There were some thunderstorms around this afternoon which fortunately didnít hit the track, but we expect some may do tomorrow. In terms of the work weíve been doing, weíve been building on the results we gathered in Germany a week ago and weíve done some more testing, particularly in FP1, and found a few more good directions with the new components weíve got. We spent most of FP2 learning how to manage the tyres in these hot conditions, ready for the race on Sunday. Inevitably thatís going to be quite difficult, but thatís the case for everybody. We have plenty to work on overnight to try and find some improvements for qualifying tomorrow, which is very important around here, and perhaps less so for Sunday as overtaking here is more difficult."
Williams F1 Classification
Driver Chassis FP1 FP2
L. Stroll FW41-02 1:20.307 (19th) 1:19.645 (18th)
S. Sirotkin FW41-03 1:20.012 (14th) 1:19.770 (20th)
Quickest Times
    D. Ricciardo (1:17.613) S. Vettel (1:16.834)
Practice Conditions
  FP1 FP2
Weather Hot and dry Hot and dry
Air  & Track Temp 27-29įC / 39-49įC 27-32įC / 37-51įC

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