After having a small incident going into turn one in the closing minutes of P1 which ended his session early, Michael was back for P2 after an excellent job from the team to turn the car around. Michael completed 47 laps, finishing in seventh place. He said: “Our gap to the front seems to be less here than in Barcelona.
With my crash this morning, we had made a set-up change for the run and I locked up braking for turn one. After that, my decision to go down the escape road was too late, which is why I hit the barrier. The mechanics did a super job and the car this afternoon was just as quick as this morning. What Nico showed in terms of one-lap pace looks good, and our long runs were also quite reasonable.