Lewis posted the fifth fastest time of 1:28.129 during second practice in São Paulo. "The conditions were tricky out there today and it's a real shame for the fans that they didn't get to see more action on track.," said Lewis. "Of course, it's frustrating for us drivers to be sitting in the garage for so long but I really feel for everyone who has made the effort to come here to the track."
In first practice this morning, Lewis placed second behind Nico with a time of 1:25.230. "We were able to get some running during the two sessions and that will be useful as the conditions for the rest of the weekend look pretty much the same," added Lewis. "I'm struggling a little to get the feel of the car in the wet, and that's really been the same for me with our car all season, so we have some work to do overnight to see where we can make improvements. I'd really prefer a dry weekend but that's out of our hands."