“Our test programme was pretty good today in that we managed to complete everything on our plan” said Nico after the second practice session. “However it's clear that we weren't as strong as on the Fridays of the previous three race weekends.
The car had a lot of understeer and the race will be very tough on the rear tyres. The problem is that when you want to save the rear tyres, you try to set up the car with more understeer and that costs you time over one lap.
So it's all about finding the right compromise. We've still got some work to do tonight to find a good balance for tomorrow and the race.”