There were top ten times in Friday's practice for the Hungarian GP for Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa while Daniil Kvyat missed out in 11th place...
Valtteri Bottas: "It was an interesting Friday, we went through all the updates and I'm really happy that they have worked as we expected, so we've made steps forward with the car. This circuit is tighter and it's going to be more difficult for us than the last three grands prix. It's going to be really close tomorrow so we need to work hard to find every tenth and maybe even every hundredth of a second we can gain with the set-up."
Felipe Massa: "It was not an easy day for me. I didn't have the most clean day to do long runs, but there is still tomorrow to come. It's not a perfect track for us but we'll try everything we can for qualifying tomorrow to be as competitive as possible. We have run both cars with the new rear wing and it's very positive so far."
Daniil Kvyat: "It was a busy Friday as usual where we tried to get as many things done as possible. I enjoy driving this track but I wasn't too happy with the car balance in FP1, but we made a step forward during the afternoon's session. Hopefully we can make another step forward tomorrow."
Jean-Eric Vergne: "There is some good and bad today. This morning I was quite happy with the car's behaviour but in the afternoon the balance got worse, making it difficult to drive. We need to understand why we lost performance in FP2 to get the best out of the car tomorrow but I still believe we have the potential to improve."
Nico Hulkenberg: "Today was fairly reasonable: it was a routine Friday and we did a lot of running with no big issues. We got through all the test items we had on our list, so from that point of view it was a very smooth day. We still have some work to do on our one lap pace, so we can find a little time there, but when we look at our long run pace we are in a good shape. The car felt okay, which is promising at this early stage in the weekend. The key factor come Sunday will be tyre management, as in almost every race. The weather is uncertain, but it will still be hot whatever happens and we will need to make the best of this situation."
Sergio Perez: "It's been a difficult day, especially during running with the prime tyres. We need to go through all the data we have gathered, every single lap, and analyse it to solve the few issues we have been having. On a more positive note, we seem to be more competitive when it comes to race pace. We just need to address a few set-up options to make the most of the very tight battle in the midfield. Grid position is crucial here in Hungary because it is very difficult to overtake, so it will be important to qualify well, and this will give us a good chance on Sunday, especially with the really hot temperatures we're expecting."
Adrian Sutil: "Today we worked through our usual Friday programme. We tried the soft and medium tyres, and it was clear that the softer compound worked better for me. The track is quite slippery, and the driveability of the car is still difficult. We have less downforce than last year, which makes it difficult to keep the car under control. However, the team did a good job and from that point of view we had two positive sessions."
Esteban Gutierrez: "It was a good day. We worked on different set-ups and tried to find out more about the car. The morning session was a bit better than second free practice. We made some changes to the set-up in the afternoon to see which one works better. We collected a lot of data and are going to analyse it in order to find a compromise for tomorrow. Everybody is doing their best to find the right balance. We should keep on going in this direction."
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