Nico Rosberg: "The first session started off pretty poorly but we made some changes and began to find some direction. Although we knew we'd be back on the pace here, by the end of the day we had concluded a good tyre test and found some improved...
"The first session started off pretty poorly but we made some changes and began to find some direction. Although we knew we'd be back on the pace here, by the end of the day we had concluded a good tyre test and found some improved performance from set-up changes, so I am pleased that we had a good day. I had a bit of a moment towards the end of the second session and touched the wall a little bit but didn't damage the car - just scratched the front wing a bit - but as Frank says, 'If you don't touch the wall, you are not going fast enough!"
"It is physically very tough out there and they were two hard sessions today. However, I believe I have prepared well and the conditions should not be too much of a problem. We still have some work to do on the tyres, but our long run pace was positive today and hopefully we continue our engineering progress tomorrow."
Patrick Head, Director of Engineering:
"We did our homework with the tyres today and they both look pretty good for the track, maybe the harder one is a bit more stable. We have also been experimenting with some different mechanical settings on the car and we know pretty much what we are going to do on Sunday. Tomorrow we will be focusing on speed for qualifying. The car is behaving as we would have expected but it's too early to say where we are. We'll get a better idea tomorrow."