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Singapore GP: Williams Martini Friday Practice Review

By Williams Martini Racing
September 15 2018

 Williams Martini Singapore GP Friday Practice Review


Sergey Sirotkin:
"It has been a difficult Friday, in FP1 we looked very reasonable with the tyre compound and we had a lot of margin. But, that wasnít the case in FP2, with the sun going down and with lower track temperatures we were expecting to see improvements from FP1.The outcome of both sessions wasnít what we expected today, so we have a lot of work to do tonight to make sure we maximise everything ahead of tomorrow."


Lance Stroll:
"We got some good running in and covered a good number of laps, so we learnt a lot. We are struggling with grip and just outright pace this weekend. It is the nature of the track, as high downforce doesn't suit our car. At the end I had a small fire in the right rear brake due to a tear off. I am not sure if it was my tear off or someone elseís, but it was unlucky. We will see what happens tomorrow, as itís another day. Last year I started 18th and finished eighth, so who knows what will happen - maybe a bit of rain!"

Paddy Lowe

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer:
"One of our main objectives for FP1 was for the drivers to get to know the circuit, as itís very long and quite complicated. As Sergey hadnít previously driven in Singapore, this was particularly important. We also conducted several aerodynamic tests on each car. In FP2, we did our first running on the hypersoft, we didnít make as big a performance step as other teams appear to have. The overall car pace is not good at all. In addition, Lance had a rear brake fire, which unfortunately lost him his long running this evening. We think this is due to a driverís helmet tear-off, which blocked the brake duct. Overall, it has not been a great day and we need to do a lot of work to improve for tomorrow."
Williams F1 Classification
Driver Chassis & Engine FP1 FP2
S SIROTKIN FW41-04 1:44.036 (19th) 1:42.181 (20th)
L STROLL FW41-02 1:43.849 (18th) 1:42.141 (19th)
Quickest Times
    D. Ricciardo (1:39.711) K. Raikkonen (1:38.699)
Practice Conditions
  FP1 FP2
Weather Hot and dry Hot and dry
Air  & Track Temp 31Ė32įC / 38-43įC 29-30įC / 34-35įC

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