Fri: Haas, Sauber, Renault, Manor

Date published: June 10 2016

Haas duo Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez will be hoping to get higher up the grid as the teams analyse the data gathered during the two practice sessions of the Canadian Grand Prix.

Manor:
Pascal Wehrlein: “Overall today was positive. This morning we tried some things on the car which didn’t have the desired improvement, so we went back for FP2 and I felt much more comfortable again. Now we have to sit together and analyse in order to improve for qualifying, but we are not too far away. I think we can do a good job tomorrow.”

Rio Haryanto: “Today was a good day for us and it seemed we are more competitive than at previous events. We tried a number of things on the car and learned a lot from these in FP1. This is my first time here, so I am getting more familiar with the track and enjoying it. From the afternoon session, I think we can work more on the balance, the pace seemed quite good, we did some short and long runs, so we managed to learn a lot from today.”

Renault:
Kevin Magnussen:
“We made good progress today and the car is certainly faster on the ultrasoft compared with the soft tyre as you’d expect. I was pushing quite hard so there was a bit of flat-spotting going on out there. The gearbox issue in the morning was no big drama and we did have to check the car again in the afternoon. I think we should find a little more pace for qualifying.”

Jolyon Palmer: “That was a lot of laps in FP2 and we’ve completed a lot of assessments over the two sessions today meaning we should have all the pieces to put together to go as fast as possible for qualifying. We didn’t show all the pace that’s in the car over my side of the garage today; that’s tomorrow’s job.”

Sauber:
Felipe Nasr: “In the morning we missed a lot of track time due to the issues we had. But then in the afternoon we were able to recover and put in some good mileage. That helped us to get a better understanding of the car. It was good to get an idea about the superersoft and ultasoft tyres on short as well as long-runs. From my perspective, the ultrasoft tyre does not last that long. A key fact for the race will, for sure, be good tyre management.”

Marcus Ericsson: “It was not the perfect day. We had some technical issues in FP1, which meant I was not able to run many laps. In that sense, FP2 was much better, as I completed 51 laps. I am not fully satisfied with the way the car behaves at the moment. We need to look into the data and understand in which areas we can improve. As of tomorrow, I will get a new power unit, so that should also help to make up some lap time.”

Haas:
Romain Grosjean: “It was a good day. We had plenty of mileage and the car felt OK. Generally, I’m very happy with the balance of the car. We had a long run to end the day and it did everything we wanted it to do, so that’s good. Hopefully, we can find a bit of performance in the tyres for tomorrow.”

Esteban Gutierrez: “We completed today’s program, which was the most important thing for us as it gave us some good data. Now the guys are working hard to fine tune everything for tomorrow. With low fuel the car wasn’t really that great on the ultrasoft. However, the car felt better with a high fuel load. We’ll work a bit more on our qualifying pace and try to make a clean day tomorrow. The weather will be a bit variable, so we’ll have to adapt and react quickly, but we’re looking forward to it.”