Pascal and Rio tuck into the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve ready for their Canadian Grand Prix debut



Free Practice 1 & 2, Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2016

Friday 10 June

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve


Pascal MRT05-03   FP1  P21  30 laps  1:18.453  /   FP2  P21  32 laps  1:17.023

Rio MRT05-01   FP1  P18  21 laps  1:18.103  /   FP2  P22  49 laps  1:17.423


Pascal Wehrlein:

“Overall today was positive. This morning we tried some things on the car which didn’t have the desired improvement, so we went back for FP2 and I felt much more comfortable again. Now we have to sit together and analyse in order to improve for qualifying, but we are not too far away. I think we can do a good job tomorrow.”


Rio Haryanto:

“Today was a good day for us and it seemed we are more competitive than at previous events. We tried a number of things on the car and learned a lot from these in FP1. This is my first time here, so I am getting more familiar with the track and enjoying it. From the afternoon session, I think we can work more on the balance, the pace seemed quite good, we did some short and long runs, so we managed to learn a lot from today.”


Dave Ryan, Racing Director:

“It’s been quite a good day for us. We had some new Montreal-specific items to put through their paces, so we took a close look at those this morning. This afternoon I think we showed that we are steadily making good progress and closing the gap to our nearest competitor step by step. Both drivers did a great job on their debut at this track and hopefully we can squeeze a little more out of the car for tomorrow. Overall, a good start.”