Nico ran a normal programme in today’s two practice sessions, exploring the different tyre compounds and the unique aerodynamic set-up we use here in Monza. As always here in Monza, it is a challenge to get the tyre in the right condition at the same time as putting together three strong sectors. For Lewis, the day was a little more interrupted. We suffered an electronic problem firing up Lewis’ engine in first practice which cost some track time, but we made some adjustments in order to run normally. Unfortunately he then experienced a more severe recurrence at the start of second practice. This meant he lost around 45 minutes of track time as we replaced additional components which appeared to resolve the issue. Although this wasn’t his race engine, we will be working hard tonight to identify and eliminate the precise cause. Out on track, Lewis made the best of his limited running and got a feel for the car on both tyre types and at high fuel. In terms of our performance, this is never a comfortable situation, and we will be working hard to optimise further for qualifying and the race.