Lewis and Nico completed the first day of the Airtel Indian Grand Prix in fourth and sixth positions respectively after three hours of practice today.
"We had a decent second practice session this afternoon. We managed to improve the car balance relative to this morning and did the work we wanted to," said Ross. "As always, we now have a busy evening ahead of us exploring the data and seeing where we can make further improvements. We didn’t encounter any major problems today, so it was a good, steady start to our weekend and we will aim to build on that tomorrow."
The morning session saw both drivers focusing on set-up work to dial the car in to this challenging circuit. In the afternoon, Lewis complete a tyre comparison before conducting race simulation work, running option then prime. Across the garage, Nico followed a similar plan, with his race simulation work also completed using option then prime.
"Friday times are always hard to read because of the different fuel loads that teams run, so trying to predict the exact competitive order is more like gazing into a crystal ball than anything else," added Toto. "We didn’t have a perfect day when you compare our pace to that of Red Bull but we put in 120 laps so there’s lots of information the engineers will be working through tonight. I am sure it will be a close fight with our direct rivals Lotus and Ferrari, as it has been at recent race weekends. We all know how important it is to extract the full potential of our package tomorrow and most importantly on Sunday."