Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: We’ve had a useful and productive day here in #monaco. The circuit has proved challenging, but the car and the drivers have risen to that challenge well. We completed a lot of laps on all three of the Pirelli compounds and suffered no damage or issue. We have a day to go through the data before we return to the track on Saturday for the final free practice session. It has been a solid start to the #event and are now in a good position to continue to push the car harder as we progress through the weekend.
George Russell: Firstly, it is amazing to be back on the track in #monaco. It is so thrilling pushing the car to the limit. It is obviously really difficult having 20 cars on the track in the space of an hour for everybody to get clear laps. I think we had a productive day; the car is roughly where we expected it to be. The Alfa Romeo’s look really fast, which is something that we did expect on this kind of circuit. We have a long day tomorrow to analyse everything and I am confident we can make some gains for Saturday.
Nicholas Latifi: Above all else I really enjoyed today. It is my first time here in a Formula One car as well as my first time driving a street track in these cars. It is a lot faster than I remembered in Formula 2 and you really notice the extra width these cars have. It was a lot of fun; we have some things to work on tonight to improve the balance ahead of Saturday. We had a pretty clean day and got confidence lap by lap, so I am happy with where we are.
Circuit de #monaco, Monaco | 3.337 km / 2.073 miles
Air & Track Temperatures
20-22°C / 38-41°C
22-24°C / 45-51°C
G. Russell, FW43B-03
N. Latifi, FW43B-01
S. Perez (1:12.487)
C. Leclerc (1:11.684)