Friday calm and positive for Williams in the GP of Azerbaijan. Despite the recurring problems that have had almost all of the pilots with the grip of the tires, brakes, and runway excursions in the amounts of run-off from the route of Baku, Felipe Massa as Lance Stroll have solved the day with a note in this aspect, and have been able to complete the work programme without any major incidents. Good level of Lance Stroll in the FP2, session in which the canadian has been sixth after scoring a 1.44.113.
Felipe Massa has begun with the eighth best time in FP1 (1:45.968). The brazilian driver has been more discreet in the second session, which has only managed to put his Williams in the eleventh position: “I Think it was a good day. I’m happy with the car. It is true that I unfortunately could not put together a lap good with new tires at the critical moment due to traffic and the yellow flags, but that is something that doesn’t matter too much“.
“I finished happy with the balance of the car and also I finished satisfied with my pace on long runs. The small errors that we have been able to do today were not a big problem, because we managed not to damage anything, something that is always a positive in a circuit like this. We are definitely in the fight, so I hope I can pull it all together and get a good lap in qualifying tomorrow” added Massa.
Lance Stroll has almost followed the reverse path to your companion box and in the FP2 has been able to unite the three sectors of the track to score a 1:44.113, a record that has earned him to be the sixth: “Has been a fun day, I enjoyed the track. The car has worked well and we have not had any problem. I felt that the car balance was good, so I can only think of tomorrow, to improve the ‘bits’ and keep pushing“.
In the same line as Massa, the canadian stated: “I Think what’s really positive is that we have not had any problems and nothing has stood in our way to execute our program of work. It is something important to me, because for me in this type of track is fundamental to get trust back to back in each race. Today, we did just that“.
finally, Stroll added: “we did Not lose any back with problems or with any track output. Things could be better, as it is still the first day and it is my first time here, but it has not been bad. We can improve for qualifying, but all in all I have to say that it was a very positive day in many aspects“.