- After the drain cover issues that shortened Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2 went underway according to the plan, albeit it was a busy session.
- Carlos set the seventh fastest time of the day with his McLaren: 1:44.183 on soft tyres.
- Green at first, the track evolved through the session and progressively gained speed as temperatures decreased.
- The Spaniard completed two six-lap runs on medium tyres, plus a third one of three laps. He also performed a seven-lap stint on softs.
"What a session! It was an intense one, because everyone wanted to run as much as possible. So did we, although there were several yellow flags. We struggled a bit warming up the rear tyres, so I am not still completely happy with the car, but I am confident that we will know how to improve for tomorrow".
"We have some work ahead of us, also regarding Top Speed, but it is normal when you come from a Free Practice 1 that was mostly useless. It is impossible to say where we stand, but we will have a clearer picture after Free Practice 3".