Lewis finished first practice at the Buddh International Circuit in fifth place and was fourth in the second session. "We made some good progress over the two practice sessions today," said Lewis. "This morning wasn’t so good but we completed a lot of laps this afternoon and made some good progress. It’s difficult to get the set-up right here and this circuit is pretty tough on the tyres so I think everyone was struggling with the soft compound."
Lewis posted his fastest time of 1:26.399 minutes this afternoon. "Our car feels pretty good at this early stage but there are definitely some areas we can improve overnight," he added. "We’re working towards a strong qualifying performance tomorrow afternoon, ideally on the second row, and then hopefully a place on the podium, that would be nice."