A Stop-Start Friday in Hungary!

August 2, 2019
Race Report
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Lance and Checo endured limited running in Friday's FP1 and FP2 session at the Hungaroring due to rain showers affecting the run plans.

Rain hampers first day of running at the Hungaroring.

Sergio Perez

FP1    1:19.325    P15         20 laps
FP2    1:19.721    P15         13 laps

Sergio: “We did limited running today due to the wet weather. It’s hard to learn a huge amount, but we did what we could. The difficulty is predicting where the track will be tomorrow, but I think we can be competitive whether it’s wet or dry.

I think if it’s wet again it will open up more opportunities for us. There’s definitely a lot of work to do tonight to go through the data and pick out the best bits.”

Lance Stroll

FP1    1:19.722    P18         34 laps
FP2    1:19.774    P16         14 laps

Lance: “We did some good running this morning, but then the rain came this afternoon which limited our programme. It means we are missing quite a lot of information, but it’s the same for everybody.

It was good to get a few laps on the intermediate tyres under our belts in case the rain continues into the weekend. I was exploring the limits in FP1, but I ran a bit wide into six and got caught out in seven. It’s hard to assess where we stand because the sessions were so disrupted.

We are still fine-tuning the car and I think we can make some progress overnight to improve before qualifying."

Otmar Szafnauer, CEO & Team Principal

“We made the best of the relatively dry conditions this morning to continue learning about the car. We used some aero measurement devices and also applied flow viz around the rear of the car.  

When the rain came this afternoon, we fitted the intermediate tyres and did a few runs to learn what we could, but it’s far from certain what the weather will do tomorrow or Sunday.”