• Yeongam, Friday – Ross: “A very solid Friday working through our planned programme”

The Korean Grand Prix weekend got underway today at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam.

Michael (52 laps) and Nico (60 laps) completed a total of 112 laps today, just over two full race distances. Both drivers conducted further aerodynamic development work at the start of the first practice session.

The remainder of practice focused on set-up programmes and race preparation on higher fuel loads.

For Ross, “we’ve had a very solid Friday working through our planned programme and were able to complete a lot of running.

The car seems reasonable on lower fuel levels, although there is still work to be done on high fuel.

The grip evolves very rapidly here and I expect we will have a different track on Sunday to the one that we saw today, so we need to try and anticipate that. Overall it’s been a pretty reasonable day.”

“Two good sessions without interruptions for our team today” said Norbert. “Michael and Nico did lots of laps in both sessions during which we ran through our planned programme.

Without reading anything into our positions today, we have a decent base for tomorrow. With today's data and the observations from the drivers, we will try and further improve our set-up for both qualifying and the race on Sunday.