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Daniil Kvyat got the promising fourth result during the second practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix. We wish luck to the team and success to the Russian driver!
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2015 Malaysia Grand Prix – Free Practice 1 & 2
Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Friday 27 March 2015
STEVENS Chassis 02 FP1 P18 1:46.686 8 laps FP2 P19 1:45.704 12 laps
MERHI Chassis 03 FP1 P19 1:47.683 8 laps FP2 P20 1:47.229 6 laps
We made a positive and ultimately promising return to the racetrack today, building on the valuable work achieved in Melbourne. During the course of the two Free Practice sessions, our new rookie drivers Will Stevens and Roberto Merhi completed a total of 34 laps of reliable running, with only a small spin for Roberto interrupting the dayâs progress.
Will Stevens #28
âItâs really nice to be back in a Formula 1 car and to get down to the business of racing. The day ran very smoothly versus our planned programme and Iâm particularly pleased that my times in both sessions were inside the 107%. Considering how little running we have done, today is a really good step and my thanks to the team for a tremendous effort. Weâre not under any illusions about the challenges that lie ahead though and we have a busy night in front of us to work through the data to try to improve and set ourselves up for the best showing possible tomorrow.â
Roberto Merhi #98
âIt was good to get going for our first day of running the car and positive for the team to have a straightforward day. This morning we were able to get a decent run and therefore a feel for the balance and some direction as to where the car is. In FP2 we started to do some proper running but unfortunately I had a bit of a spin into Turn 12, which brought an end to my session. My apologies to the team for that as everything had been going well, but Iâm looking forward to getting back in the car tomorrow and picking up where we left off.â
John Booth, Team Principal
âObviously, we are thrilled to be back on track again, finally seeing all the hard work and determination paying off. Iâm very satisfied with what we have achieved today. On what has essentially been a shakedown and practice day – which the other teams completed a couple of months ago – weâve achieved 34 laps of reliable running and that is a really good effort when one considers the problems teams typically encounter on the opening day of running a car. We were also encouraged by our early pace in relation to the 107% rule and solid performances by both drivers on their first day in the car. Of course, there is a huge amount of work still to be done, both here in Malaysia and ahead into the season, but weâll take some reward from the day nonetheless. Most importantly, we are back doing what we do best – racing.â
Deputy Team Principal, Robert Fernley, gives his assessment of the first day of on-track action in Sepang.
Check his and our drivers’ comments in our Free Practice Report: http://po.st/G2VBMS
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