United States GP: Practice team notes - Racing Point Force India


Sergio Perez: "We did a few runs today so that we can be prepared if conditions remain wet tomorrow. We didn't appear to have the best pace on the intermediate tyres, but hopefully we can improve that overnight. It was very tricky out there, but also quite good fun at the same time. Wet weather always opens up opportunities and we will try our best to make the most of them tomorrow."

Esteban Ocon: "It was a bit of a late call to be in the car today, but given the wet conditions, the team decided it was better for Nicholas to maximise his seat time in Abu Dhabi. We weren't able to do a lot of laps today, but we went out to feel the conditions and to see if we could learn something. We decided to use only one set of tyres today [the intermediates] and we used them all the way through: that's not ideal but we chose to save the other sets for qualifying. Other teams took a gamble and used more, so let's see if this can bring us an advantage tomorrow. I don't mind whether it's dry or wet in qualifying. We can be competitive whatever the conditions, so let's see what tomorrow has in store."

Otmar Szafnauer: "As forecast, we had two wet sessions today so there wasn't a lot of running. In the end, it was the same for everyone and we had to make the most of the conditions. We did quite a handful of laps in both sessions, trying to understand mainly the intermediate tyre. We elected to save our full allocation of wet tyres because there is still a high chance of rain tomorrow. We took the best from our inters in FP1, making our life a bit harder in FP2, but we still have a bit of work to do to ensure we get the most from those tyres tomorrow. Overall, the conditions meant we didn't run much today, so we will need to be ready for whatever weather we get during qualifying."

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Published: 19/10/2018
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