it Has been a day of Friday than usual at Spa-Francorchamps for Nico Rosberg, which have been encouraged to roll in a timed lap with the HALO, unlike the other riders who have tried it so far in the days of free workouts this season.
The German pilot has been really pleased, stating that the visibility is optimal, and that might have set the fastest time of the session with he HALO installed in the car. “The team has done a great job with the HALO, it doesn’t bother me
when I am driving. I have even gone fast and I have marked the best time
the session with him in the morning, so I think that has been a
success”, said Rosberg after the test of the system designed by Ferrari and which will enter into force in 2018.
“Managing degradation will be important”
In relation to the implementation of the single-seater for the rest of the weekend, Nico Rosberg has shown to be concerned about the levels of degradation of the tyres, which have been especially striking in the case of the compound superblando, which has suffered blistering in several cars. “The grill has mixed up a little this afternoon (in the second
session) with a lot of people doing different things with the
tires. It will be interesting to see how it develops in the race.
The race pace will be important, because you can overtake here.
I don’t know how we’re going yet, we need to look at it. But there was a lot of
degradation, so manage it Sunday, it will be important to”.
Nico Rosberg has been fastest in the morning and, in the second session, he finished in a modest sixth place, but rolling slower than in the first session.