• Yeongam, Friday – Ross: “We made a good start to the weekend with both cars today”

Lewis and Nico completed today's free practice sessions for the 2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix in first and third positions after a strong day of running.

The drivers completed a total of 103 laps in today's three hours of running time, seven laps short of two race distances. Nico conducted a single evaluation run of the team's passive drag reduction device this morning in first practice.

Tyre evaluations and set-up fine-tuning were the order of the day, with both cars in the top four in both sessions.

Ross feels the team “made a good start to the weekend with both cars today. We ran through the planned programme, evaluated our test items and got good long runs on both types of tyre in the afternoon session to give us plenty of data to pore through this evening.

In terms of competitiveness, all the usual Friday caveats apply: we know only what fuel loads we ran, not those of our competitors, so tomorrow will show us where we actually stand. As always, we will work hard overnight to further improve the cars and build on this good start to the weekend.”