Apr 13, 2018

Carlos Sainz, eighth again in Free Practice 2 at the Chinese GP

  • The Spaniard clocked a 1:34.473 lap on ultrasoft tyres and finished less than a second shy from the leaders.
  • Renault Sport Formula One Team looked on good shape and right in the battle to become the fourth team on the grid.
  • The Spaniard ran on medium and ultrasoft tyres, two compounds he didn’t test in Free Practice 1.
  • A last-minute drizzle compromised his long-run program. Still he completed 28 laps.


About the day: “It was a positive Friday. Balance has improved a lot since last week. I have felt more confident, more comfortable. We have made it through the day without any issues, so that’s perfect. The track suits us better".

About the tyres: "On ultrasofts, I struggled with the front-left tyre. It is something we must analyze for tomorrow, because due to degradation maybe that compound doesn’t let us exploit our full potential. Anyway, it is good to be closer to the front and I hope tomorrow we can sustain that, because everything is pretty tight behind the three top teams”.

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