“A PRETTY GOOD START TO OUR WEEKEND”
Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne made the most of a cold and blustery first day’s practice at Silverstone to end the day ninth and 16th respectively.
The drivers ran mixed programmes in order to maximise learning around this tricky circuit, where finding the optimal balance between straight-line and cornering speed is a difficult balancing act.
Both drivers and engineers felt satisfied with the results of today’s programme, and will work to refine th cars for qualifying tomorrow.
FP1 1m30.993s (+1.887s) 20 laps 8th
FP2 1m30.238s (+1.742s) 28 laps 9th
“I’m pretty happy with how my day went. We’ve got several options we need to look at now, to choose the best one for tomorrow, but we’ve mainly been concentrating on race pace because we know that we’ll start from the back