Mexican GP: FP2 and little changes for ROKiT Williams
By Andrew Hooper October 26 2019
The second Friday practice session for the 2019 Mexican GP would see a session where little would change in terms of the results for the ROKiT Williams team with George Russell and Robert Kubica slowest. Robert would return for this session after having seen Nicholas Latifi take his car in FP1. The team would continue their evaluations of the new front wing combined with the updated barge boards. It was positive to see the gap betwen the pair at just 0.18s. Both drivers would compleet longer runs late in the session as they split their tyre evaluations.
Mexican GP Friday 2nd Practice
The second Friday practice session for the 2019 Mexican GP would see
Raikkonen setting the early quickest time with a 1m:20.277 running on the
hard tyre. Norris on the medium tyre would improve with a 1m:19.600. The
hard and medium tyres were the only ones been seen in the early stages of
the session. Only one Williams had taken to the track with ten minutes of
the session completed. Vettel using the medium would set a 1m:18.697 to go
quickest from Norris and Ricciardo. Verstappen would move up to second also
on the medium. Leclerc on the medium was now second behind his team-mate.
Vettel had improved his quickest time with a 1m:17.960. The session would be
red flagged when Albon was to crash at Turn seven spinning into the barrier.
With the restart of the session the track would become very busy with both
Williams drivers coming out for soft tyre runs. The team was continuing
their evaluations of the new front wing combined with the updated barge
boards. Hamilton on the medium tyre would move up to third followed by
Leclerc, Sainz, and Gasly sixth. But Gasly would improve to be second but
Verstappen would take this spot while the Williams would complete their
first laps on the soft tyre. At the front the Ferrari's were out on the soft
tyre and Leclerc would go quickest with a 1m:17.072 only to be passed by
Vettel with a 1m:16.607. The Williams drivers were 18th and 19th with fifty
Ricciardo would move up to 8th as more drivers were on soft tyres runs.
Verstappen was now second behind Vettel. On the soft tyre Bottas would move
to fourth followed by Kvyat and Gasly. Hamilton was now fifth also on the
soft tyre with thirty five minutes remaining. Gasly was now seventh followed
by Sainz, Hulkenberg and Norris tenth. The Williams drivers were on split
tyre evaluations assessing the soft, medium and hard tyres on longer runs.
Under ten minutes remaining and the Williams drivers were now out on the
medium and hard tyres. With five minutes remaining longer runs were the
focus across all teams. With the end of the session it would be Vettel
quickest from Verstappen, Leclerc, Bottas, Hamilton, Kvyat, Gasly, Sainz,
Hulkenberg and Norris tenth. The Williams drivers would remain 18thand 19th.
Again it was very much a session that saw the team continue their
evaluations of the front wing and barge boards.
Robert would return to his car for the second Friday practice session coming
out on the hard tyre. Robert would set a 1m:24.638 on his first run but
would improve with a 1m:23.145. With five laps completed Robert had improved
with a 1m:22.388. He would pit after a six lap run. Robert would be running
with the updated barge board configurations and the new front wing. With the
session restart Robert would return running on the soft tyre. Robert would
improve with a 1m:21.536 to be 17th, dropping to 18th. He would improve with
a 1m:21.456 but would drop to 19th. A 1m:21.149 from Robert but he would
remain 19th. Robert would also pit after a seven lap run. Robert would also
come out for a second soft tyre run. He would set a 1m:20.180 to close the
gap to his team-mate to be just 0.212 behind. Robert would pit after a seven
lap run. With twenty five minutes remaining Robert would return again on the
soft tyre but surprisingly he would pit after a single lap but would return.
Robert would pit changing to the hard tyre and would complete eleven laps
with the end of the session.
George would be first out for the second Friday practice session running on
the medium tyre pitting after a single lap. George would also be running the
new front wing during the session and the newer barge boards. George would
also come out with the session restart changing to the soft tyre. George's
first time would be a 1m:23.988. George would improve with a 1m:20.349 to
currently be 17th. A 1m:19.968 with six laps completed and he would remain
17th. He would pit after a seven lap run. After a short stop George would
return again on the soft tyre. George would not improve and would pit after
a five lap run. For his next run George would return running on the medium
tyre. A three lap run and he would pit briefly and return. He would complete
eighteen laps with the end of the session..
Carlos Sainz Jr.
Mexican GP: FP2 and little changes for ROKiT Williams
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Date: 26/10/2019 04:31
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