Austrian Grand Prix 2015 – Practice

Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria
4.326kms / 2.688miles

Weather: Cool and dry
Air & Track Temperatures: 15 – 17°C / 24 – 30°C
V. Bottas, FW37-03, PU106B Hybrid 1:11.452 (4th)
F. Massa, FW37-02, PU106B Hybrid 1:11.890 (9th)
Quickest Time: N. Rosberg, 1:10.401

Weather: Cool and dry
Air & Track Temperatures: 16 – 17°C / 23 – 29°C
V. Bottas, FW37-03, PU106B Hybrid 1:10.746 (14th)
F. Massa, FW37-02, PU106B Hybrid 1:11.011 (15th)
Quickest Time: S: Vettel, 1:09.600

Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work.

Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: We had quite a few new parts to test today and so worked on different configurations of those throughout the day. We have a lot of data from both drivers and cars that we have to go through tonight in order to make sure we are getting the most from the package. The long runs this afternoon were extremely encouraging and so we end the day happy, with everything looking to be working well.

Valtteri Bottas: Our main aim today was to put the new parts we have through their paces and they all seem to be working as expected, which is encouraging. We have high targets for this weekend and we are still on course to meet these. The long run looks really positive and seem to be closer to the front than we have been previously.

Felipe Massa: We have had a good day with a lot going on in terms of changes to the set-up. We had a slight issue when we went out to set our fastest laps, but we have corrected these and feel comfortable moving forward. The long run looks strong but we have two very quick cars in front so it still won’t be an easy weekend.

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