• Monza, Friday – Ross: “A trouble-free day with no major issues”

Lewis and Nico finished the second practice session for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix in sixth and seventh positions respectively after a productive day in hot, sunny conditions.

The drivers completed a total of 130 laps during today's three hours of practice running. The technical focus was on aerodynamic evaluations and tyre comparison runs ahead of Sunday's race.

Overall, the team enjoyed a productive and trouble-free technical programme, a good starting point for the weekend.

Ross feels the team enjoyed a “trouble-free day with no major issues but it's hard to judge exactly where we are because of differing fuel loads. We collected good information about the two tyre compounds with our long runs and the balance of the cars seemed reasonable. We will work this evening to see exactly how competitive we think we are but I think that we are in the mix, although perhaps not right at the front.”

“Both drivers completed a lot of laps today and gathered valuable data for the engineers to work through tonight” said Toto after the second practice session. “Now we need to analyse what we were lacking in terms of performance on both a single lap and the long runs, so that we can hopefully make a step forward tomorrow.”