“The track was very dusty this morning, so we took our time before starting our run programme. Once again, the car felt good, even though I encountered quite a lot of traffic during both sessions. This afternoon, I also got to try the revised aero package for the first time; it definitely seemed to make the car better balanced, which is very encouraging.”
“Our free practice programme went well and we have made progress. The car was reacting well to the different set-up solutions that we tried, so I am quite satisfied with the day's work. The track changed a lot during the day and it's quite a demanding place with lots of corners, but I enjoyed driving the circuit and I hope things continue like this tomorrow.”
“Another positive day for us. The car started the day pretty strongly, but we were able to keep improving it throughout both sessions. This afternoon, I was able to find a particularly good balance and focussed on conserving the tyres rather than going for a lap time. I had a little bit of graining, but things look very promising for tomorrow.”
“It was a typical day of practice, with a lot of laps covered and lots of data to analyse this evening to be ready for tomorrow. Overall we improved the car and we are moving in the right direction. We still have a few things to improve, but if we can make the most of the final free practice session tomorrow morning, we should be able to approach qualifying in good shape.”
“It's hard to say exactly where we are compared to the opposition, but clearly they are very quick. I did not feel too comfortable on the softest tyre, while on the harder one, which I used first, the situation was much better.
“As usual on the first day at the Hungaroring, it is difficult to understand how the tyres are behaving because you always get a lot of graining, while the situation changes bit-by-bit as more rubber goes down on the track surface.
“We know in which direction we have to work, and we will do all we can to bring home a good result. It will be tough, but I am confident all the same.”
“We worked on various set-up options for the car. I also tried the new engine cover, but it is hard to assess it in any detail. The situation is not too bad.
“The car handles better, but our main rivals seem to be still a little bit quicker than us, even if there is the usual question mark over any difference in the fuel loads. There is still room for improvement, and we will concentrate all our efforts on this in preparing for qualifying and the race.”