- Carlos completed 26 laps around the Albert Park Circuit in the afternoon session.
- The McLaren driver found his way through little engine and chassis issues, which implied time in pits for repairs.
- He started with a short run followed by a longer one to put together 11 timed-laps in the medium tyre, On the soft one, he executed a Qualifying run and then clocked another eight laps on the same set.
"It’s been a bit of a complicated day for us with a couple of chassis and engine issues which compromised our run plan. However, we were still able to do some valuable laps. We’re still in the mix with the other teams in what we knew was always going to be a tight midfield".
"Hopefully we can work on the issues and we’ll see what we can do tomorrow. We’re not far from the top 10 and there’s more to come from us – we certainly have a margin, but so does everyone else. Tomorrow will be interesting and is the day that counts, first quali of the season, and I really look forward to putting the car in a good position for Sunday".