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Read our report from Friday on track Sepang International Circuit


Images from Friday’s Free Practice One and Free Practice Two sessions at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang.

Photography: Getty Images

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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 day’s progress.

Will Stevens #28
“It’s 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 I’m 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. We’re 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.”

Roberto Merhi #98
“It 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 I’m looking forward to getting back in the car tomorrow and picking up where we left off.”

John Booth, Team Principal
“Obviously, we are thrilled to be back on track again, finally seeing all the hard work and determination paying off. I’m 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 – we’ve 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 we’ll take some reward from the day nonetheless. Most importantly, we are back doing what we do best – racing.”

“It was a fairly positive day in the extreme conditions that are typical of Malaysia. By the end of the second session, both drivers were happy with the balance. We obviously still have a lot of work to do ahead of qualifying, but from a learning perspective we’ve achieved a lot today.”

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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Thank you for being patient while we have been working to solve the parking issue with our team…

On a hot and humid day where the track temperature reached 58 degrees, Lewis Hamilton overcame the conditions to clock the fastest lap time today.

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