Fabian fastest at Winton

Fabian Coulthard grabbed 1st place in today's session at Winton

Lockwood Racing's Fabian Coulthard finished on top in final practice today for round three at Winton with a blistering time that lowered the lap record by more than a second.

Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing
Fabian Coulthard, Lockwood Racing

Photo by: Edge Photographics

In mixed conditions on a newly resurfaced Winton track, Coulthard finished 4th, 13th and finally a resounding 1st in the three sessions today - in the process grabbing a new fastest lap a full 1.1 seconds faster than the previous best.

The cars removed chunks of the new surfacing through the practice sessions - the tarmac causing numerous problems for drivers.

Fabian Coulthard

"The surface was interesting. I said to my engineers that the car feels unbelievably good on one lap but on the next one it feels shocking so whatever's happening to the track is playing a massive part. Sometimes there's grip, sometimes there isn't. I do think it's getting better as the day progresses because I didn't find it half as bad in those last few laps so hopefully we've seen the back end of it and we can get on and have a great race."

Lockwood Racing

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Series Supercars
Drivers Fabian Coulthard
Article type Practice report
Tags fabian coulthard, lockwood racing, winton