10 April 2015
CHINESE GP – FRIDAY PRACTICE
First Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:41.029, Laps: 21
Second Practice Session: Position: 3, Best Time: 1:38.311, Laps: 24 laps
“We had a good Friday, we got all the running we could from the sessions and our pace looks good. We had a few aero updates and drivability is always getting better, we definitely have had an improvement and that’s all we can ask for. We obviously have a few more steps to take but we’re making them in the right direction, so that’s positive.”
First Practice Session: Position: 7, Best Time: 1:41.097, Laps: 24
Second Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:38.737, Laps: 10
“We are investigating what happened with the brakes, it felt like I couldn’t stop the car, so we need to learn more about that. Everything had been fine up until the end of FP2. It’s a shame I couldn’t make a longer run but we still got many useful laps in. We brought some upgrades here and they look quite positive.”
IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL
We’ve hit the middle of this season’s opening quartet of ‘flyaway’ races and right now the thought of another 12-hour flight fills most F1 folk with dread. What would make the journey more fun? How about sitting alongside five of your all-time favourite people. In the second of our long-haul lists, Chief Engineering Officer Rob Marshall steps to the crease to talk cricket, comedians and errr… Spandau Ballet.
1 Ian Botham – I’ve always been a huge cricket fan and I’m sure he would have some good yarns to tell.
2 Stephen Hawking – An amazing man and quite inspirational. I hope he likes cricket because that would be what I would want to talk about most.
3 Steve Coogan – He’d be good to have around to lighten the mood if all the chat about how the universe will end gets a bit intense.
4 Tony Hadley – Not for the chat… just to sing Spandau Ballet numbers for the duration of the flight.
5 Kathryn, my wife – She always has something funny to say and is the best travel companion.