Alexander Rossi had an eventful start to the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix weekend after being called up to race for the Marussia F1 Team.
Jenson Button: “With our low-downforce set-up, Eau Rouge is, er, interesting: you’ve got oversteer at more than 300km/h!”
Nico Rosberg setting the pace in the first practice session and Lewis Hamilton topping the second at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
Championship leader sets pace ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso third.
Giampaolo Dall’Ara: “Overall, the performance today was more or less what we expected."
Phil Charles: “The morning session was quite good, but this did not continue into FP2..."
Friday practice in the scorching Budapest heat.
Kevin Magnussen: “I may have ended FP2 fifth-fastest, but I think our job is going to be a little more difficult than it was last weekend."
Romain Grosjean: “The car feels pretty reasonable here even if we missed a lot of the afternoon session because of a problem with the cooling system."
Daniel Ricciardo: “To be honest we struggled quite a lot today trying to find the grip."
Felipe Massa: "We have run both cars with the new rear wing and it's very positive so far."
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edging Nico Rosberg to top both practice sessions at the Hungaroring Circuit.
Sergio Perez: "I think wherever we qualify we can move forward and be in the fight for points.”
Sebastian Vettel: “I think we can improve from there for tomorrow. I don’t think not having the FRIC suspension on the car made too much difference to us today..."
Kimi Raikkonen in fourth place this afternoon was only half a second off the quickest time.
Marcus Ericsson: "I think we may make a bit of progress this weekend, something we’ve all been waiting for.”
Jean-Eric Vergne: “I wouldn't say we had a perfect Friday today."
Kevin Magnussen: “We’ve hopefully made a bit of a step”
Rob Smedley: "The team have had a tough day as they have been awake since 3am due to a fire in our hotel last night..."
The E22 ran for the first time without the suspension hydraulically linked from front to rear.
Mercedes is once again the team to beat this weekend in Germany.
Mercedes drivers completed a total of 131 laps on Friday practice for the German GP.
Mercedes driver edges team-mate Hamilton as German GP gets underway at Hockenheim.
Between two and three pit stops expected if it is a dry race P Zero Orange Hard and P Zero Medium tyres well-suited to the high-speed demands of Silverstone.
Dr Vijay Mallya: "The preparations for our local race saw a busy programme today with our reserve driver Daniel enjoying his first experience of driving in an official practice session."
Fernando Alonso was third again today, while in the other F14 T, Kimi Raikkonen ended up ninth.
Felipe Massa: "I have to say a big thank you to the team as they worked very hard to get the car ready for the second session."
Daniel Ricciardo: “Today hasn’t been too bad. Mercedes were really strong this morning but we seem to have found some more speed this afternoon."