Hungarian GP: Virgin Friday report

Despite predictions of rain, the Hungaroring stayed dry and mainly sunny for today's practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix. In the first session both Timo and Lucas worked through their evaluation programmes on the medium Prime tyre, ...

Despite predictions of rain, the Hungaroring stayed dry and mainly sunny for today's practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix. In the first session both Timo and Lucas worked through their evaluation programmes on the medium Prime tyre, working through a range of settings to establish a good mechanical balance.

In the second session, both cars continued the programme, running faultlessly throughout, although Lucas did have a minor off at turn three and came in for an inspection. There was no serious damage though, and both he and Timo managed to run using the super-soft Option tyre, gaining plenty of valuable set-up information. Timo achieved a total of 35 laps in the session, and Lucas was close behind on 32. The pair were classified 20th and 21st respectively.

Timo Glock, Race Driver #24
"A normal Friday for us without any problems with the car, so it has been quite an easy day for us. We did a lot of set-up work, In terms of our speed we are not where we want to be just yet, but we have a good baseline with which to start the weekend."

Lucas di Grassi, Race Driver #25
"We have had a good Friday without any reliability problems so the weekend has started smoothly. We did all the work we needed to do and I am looking forward to improving the car even more tomorrow and continuing the progress. I hope the weather stays stable so we can have a good qualifying session."

Nick Wirth, Technical Director
"A smooth day of information gathering for us. Both cars ran reliably, as we hoped, and we ran through a range of set-ups which we're deep into analysing at the moment. We're certainly not there yet on the set-up and both drivers had their best laps compromised heavily, so let's hope we make our usual solid set-up progress overnight and have a smooth Saturday."

-source: virgin

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Timo Glock , Lucas di Grassi