Brazilian GP: FP2 a difficult session for ROKiT Williams


By Andrew Hooper
November 16 2019

The second Friday practice session for the 2019 Brazilian GP could not have been anymore different for the ROKiT Williams team with one driver crashing and the other suffering from a poor handling car. For Robert Kubica his session would end in the barrier without having even set a time. A combination of factors would see Robert spin at Turn 3 and head into the barriers extensively damaging his car. As for George Russell his session would see him struggle with handling issues with his car seeing him slowest. George would come on to his radio saying the understeer at Turn 13 was atrocious.

 
 ROKiT Williams Brazilian GP Friday 2nd Practice
 
Kubica
 

Team Summary:
The second Friday practice session fro the 2019 Brazilian GP would be a difficult one with one car crashing very early in the session before it had even set a time while the other would struggle with the track conditions and would end up well off the pace.

Robert Kubica:
Robert's first run in the second Friday session would see him come out on the hard tyre but in what was a very unexpected moment he would be coming through the Senna esses and would lose control of his car in the right hand part of the series of turns. His car would snap and then turn instantly and would head across the grass and then into the barrier. His car would be extensively damaged and his session was ended without even having set a time. Replays would show Magnussen going across the kerb at the same point seeing a huge amount of spray but it would not be until a reasonable period of time had passed before Robert would come across the same point. You could see water coming from the front of his car so it may have contributed to the accident but later in the session several drivers would go across the same kerb without incident. Either way Robert's session was over.

George Russell:
George would also come out for his first run in the second Friday session but his first run would be on the medium tyre tyre. After a series of long runs on the medium he would switch to the soft tyre but would would struggle with understeer seeing him only set a best lap time of 1m:11.8 which was 1.1 seconds off the time of the car next in front of him. He would come on to his radio saying the understeer at Turn 13 was atrocious. A difficult session for George but it is hoped that with warmer conditions on Saturday he can find some time.

 
Russell
 
Pos Driver Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m09.217s - 30
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1m09.238s 0.021s 35
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull-Honda 1m09.351s 0.134s 33
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1m09.373s 0.156s 37
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m09.440s 0.223s 39
6 Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1m10.143s 0.926s 38
7 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1m10.194s 0.977s 32
8 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m10.210s 0.993s 39
9 Alexander Albon Red Bull-Honda 1m10.275s 1.058s 31
10 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren-Renault 1m10.310s 1.093s 38
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 1m10.325s 1.108s 31
12 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso-Honda 1m10.352s 1.135s 26
13 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo-Ferrari 1m10.419s 1.202s 36
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Honda 1m10.424s 1.207s 34
15 Sergio Perez Racing Point-Mercedes 1m10.443s 1.226s 31
16 Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1m10.504s 1.287s 38
17 Lance Stroll Racing Point-Mercedes 1m10.568s 1.351s 33
18 Lando Norris McLaren-Renault 1m10.700s 1.483s 41
19 George Russell Williams-Mercedes 1m11.818s 2.601s 36
20 Robert Kubica Williams-Mercedes - - 2
 
Russell
 

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Brazilian GP: FP2 a difficult session for ROKiT Williams
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Date: 16/11/2019 06:00

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