Fri: Lotus, Sauber, Force India


Lotus, Sauber and Force India all failed to register a car inside the top ten in Friday’s practice for the Brazilian GP…

Lotus F1:
Pastor Maldonado: “The car felt pretty good today, like it did in Austin so that gives me a positive outlook ahead of the rest of the weekend. The new surface is quite slippery so we had the usual battle to find grip but I’m happy that the tyre allocation was changed. It was good to end FP1 in the top ten so that has to be the target for qualifying tomorrow.”

Romain Grosjean: “There was quite a lot to think about today and conditions weren’t the easiest to make progress as the temperature changed a lot during the day. There were also quite a few red flag interruptions to the afternoon session. Looking at the timesheets, we seem to have reasonable potential here so I’ll be working very closely with my engineers to see what improvements we can make ahead of tomorrow.”

Force India:
Nico Hulkenberg: “Most forecasts said it would be cloudy and wet, but the opposite was the case and it was very hot and sunny. We even saw track temperatures of 58