FP1 & FP2 - Mexico GP report: Manor Ferrari
The opening Free Practice sessions for the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México got underway today at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez where the Manor Marussia F1 Team drivers Alexander Rossi and Will Stevens got their first taste of Mexico City’s repurposed F1 facility.
John Booth, Team Principal
“It has been an interesting first day of running at a new circuit. We’ve had a couple of glitches during the day, but perhaps not as many as might have been expected during our first outings at a track that is such an unknown quantity. Alex is happy with the balance of his car and consequently he had a good day. Will has had a more difficult day, having lost a lot of time in FP1. FP2 was better for him, but we still need to help him to find some grip.”
“It was a good day for me. In FP1 I got to grips quite quickly with what is a new and exciting circuit. We had a small electrical problem this afternoon, but we got that fixed and I was able to get some really good laps in. I’m feeling pretty comfortable with the car, so we’ll see what tomorrow brings.”
“It’s been a bit of a frustrating day for me. I lost quite a bit of time in FP1 due to a sensor problem. Things were a little better this afternoon, although I’m still struggling for grip, so there’s a lot of work to do tonight to get on top of that in order for us to have a better day tomorrow.”