|#22 Jenson Button
FP1 1m49.019s (+2.584s) 21 laps 7th
FP2 1m46.234s (+2.011s) 32 laps 9th
“We started this morning a little bit better than we’d perhaps expected, but, once everyone had got to grips with the track, it moved us to our usual positions.
“Getting the right downforce level will be key for qualifying – we still need to work out what that will be, as our understanding isn’t quite there yet. We also need to better understand the tyres, too – the Soft seems to be a good tyre, but we need to improve our performance on the Supersoft.
“There are some good corners around here; Turn 14 is right on the edge – it’s mad, really – but the section past the castle is too slow. The car felt reasonably okay, but, on a slippery track, when you get a tiny bit of oversteer, you suddenly get a lot of oversteer, which makes things tough.
“We’re not quite there yet with the balance, but I hope we can get things into shape for Saturday and Sunday.”