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Canadian GP: Massa top six for Williams Martini after Friday

By Williams Martini Racing
June 10 2017

Friday practice for the 2017 Canadian GP would see the Williams Martini team come away with a positive start to the weeekend. Felipe Massa would finish in sixth after the two sessions feeling very happy with the feeling of his car. For team-mate Lance Stroll he would finish well down the order in 17th after his Friday runs using the super soft tyre. Having not been to this circuit before he spent the session learning the circuit. The team had several upgrades for the weekend that both drivers would work through. 

 Williams Martini Canadian GP Friday Practice Review
Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work.


Felipe Massa:
"I think weve had a very good day. The car felt good on both new and used tyres. I was very happy with the feeling I had in the car. Everything we tried on set-up seemed to improve it even more. We just need to keep everything under control for tomorrow, and hopefully we can be as competitive as we were today."


Lance Stroll:
"Its a great track, I really like the rhythm and its just good to be home. It was a good day getting used to the track, but I have to treat it as just another race at the end of the day as everything stays the same. However, its great to have those Canadian flags in the grandstands. On the out lap I looked at the fans and saw them waving and cheering and that is really cool. I didnt get a chance to put on the ultrasofts, so we will see what they are like tomorrow. We were focused on some other things, so it was just part of the plan. Its still quite close in the midfield, as it has been all year, and everyone has been doing different programmes, so we will see how it is in qualifying."

Paddy Lowe

Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer:
"It was a good day. We did all of the things that we wanted to do and we had no problems with either car. We have some new aerodynamic and mechanical parts here, and we were able to do all of the relevant testing for those, while completing our tyre programmes with Felipe and Lance. Felipe did a solid job all day, and showed really competitive pace on both high and low fuel. Lances main job, having never driven here before, was to learn the circuit; which hes done very quickly. Hes shown reasonable pace for this stage of the weekend, and he hasnt used the ultrasoft yet. Theres still a lot of work to do overnight to keep finding extra performance, but were hopeful we can have a good day tomorrow and score some points on Sunday."
Williams F1 Classification
Driver Chassis & Engine FP1 FP2
F MASSA FW38-03 1:15.106 (8th) 1:14.063 (6th)
L STROLL FW38-02 1:16.313 (13th) 1:15.240 (17th)
Quickest Times
    L. Hamilton 1:13.809 K. Raikkonen 1:12.935
Practice Conditions
  FP1 FP2
Weather Warm and dry Warm and dry
Air  & Track Temp 21-22C / 28-30C 24-25C / 34-38C

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