Nico finished the two Friday practice sessions for the Brazilian Grand Prix in first place. "Today I had a good start into the weekend, and I was very quick in the rain even though we don't really know about the fuel levels of the other teams," said Nico. "Therefore we need to read the time sheets with some caution. But generally I have higher hopes now that perhaps we can give Red Bull a hard time this weekend."
Both sessions were affected by rain. Nico posted a best time of 1:24.781 minutes in the first session and a 1:27.306 in second practice to go quickest. "We all know that the weather plays always a big role here at Interlagos and can catch you out. We were not able to run that much but the track feels really great and it was great fun to be out there and find the limit in these difficult conditions," said Nico.